Scott Benton

Conservative MP for Blackpool South

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Scott Benton’s voting in Parliament

Scott Benton is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Scott Benton sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Scott Benton’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Scott Benton’s full vote analysis page for more.

Scott Benton has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: British Red Cross: Finance 16 Apr 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the amount of Government funding donated to the British Red Cross Charity in the last ten years.
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Charities: Lobbying 13 Apr 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to restrict charities who receive public money from engaging in lobbying activities.
  • Abortion in Northern Ireland 25 Mar 2021

    There is nothing more important than the Union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but this relationship needs to be built on mutual respect, not coercion. These abortion regulations are a democratic and constitutional assault on Northern Ireland. Can my right hon. Friend explain why he has taken on new powers to enforce measures on abortion that were predicated on the continued...

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Conservative MP for Blackpool South

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Abortion
  • Abortion: Drugs
  • Eating Disorders: Children and Young People
  • Coronavirus: Casinos
  • Gambling: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
13 December 2019, received £1,935.75 from Calderdale Council, Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax HX1 1UJ, for my roles as Councillor and Conservative Group Leader. Hours: 25 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2020; updated 24 September 2020)
27 December 2019, received £311.41 from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority, Oakroyd Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw BD11 2DY, for my role as Local Councillor Representative. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2020; updated 24 September 2020)
27 December 2019, received payment of £915.82 from IPSA, 2nd floor, 85 Strand, London WC2R 0DW, for work done as a MP’s research assistant. Hours: no hours since my election to Parliament. (Registered 28 February 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 22 December 2020. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
I received the following allowances from Calderdale Council, Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax HX1 1UJ, for my role as Councillor, to which I committed approx. 8 hrs a month. I ceased to be Councillor on 19 March 2021. (Updated 26 March 2021)
15 January 2020, received £1,550.74. (Registered 25 June 2020; updated 24 September 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 22 December 2020. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
15 February 2020, received £547.12. (Registered 25 June 2020; updated 24 September 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 22 December 2020. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
15 March 2020, received £879.92. (Registered 25 June 2020; updated 24 September 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 22 December 2020. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
15 April 2020, received £879.92. (Registered 25 June 2020; updated 24 September 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 22 December 2020. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
15 May 2020, received £879.92. (Registered 25 June 2020; updated 24 September 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 22 December 2020. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
From 15 June 2020 until 19 March 2021 I received £879.92 a month. (Registered 25 June 2020; updated 24 September 2020 and 26 March 2021)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
9 September 2020, received £250 for a survey completed on 21 July 2020. Hours: 1 hr 20 mins. (Registered 09 September 2020)
15 December 2020, received £200 for a survey completed in November 2020. Hours: 1 hr 10 mins. (Registered 16 December 2020)
10 December 2020, received £80 for a survey completed in November 2020. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 December 2020)
9 February 2021, received £140 from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for a survey completed in January 2021. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 09 February 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 1 February 2020, member of Blackpool Town Funds Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 24 January 2020)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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