Sir George Benson

Former MP for Chesterfield

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Juvenile Delinquency and Hooliganism 27 Apr 1964

    It is possible to take the problem of juvenile delinquency much too seriously. In the Chamber today are 15 to 20 hon. Members and, in one way or another, each one of us has been a juvenile delinquent of a sort. Honesty is something that must be learned. One is not born honest. One is merely born with the capacity for becoming a social individual. Which hon. Member can honestly say that he or...
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Hooliganism 27 Apr 1964

    Light penalties appear to be as effective as heavy penalties for the individual. I will not speak of the effect on the general public, but there is effective statistical evidence to show that light penalties are just as effective.
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Hooliganism 27 Apr 1964


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Former MP for Chesterfield

Entered the House of Commons on 30 May 1929 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 25 September 1964 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

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