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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.
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.
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.
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...
Conservative MP for Blackpool South
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.
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