Hilary Benn MP Leeds Central, Labour, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Foreign Secretary)


Hilary Benn

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Department for International Development 2001-02, Home Office (Community and Custodial Provision) 2002-03; Department for International Development: Minister of State 2003, Secretary of State 2003-07; Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2007-10; Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2010; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2010-11; Member: House of Commons Commission 2010-11, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority 2011-12; Shadow Secretary of State for: Communities and Local Government 2011-15, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Foreign Secretary) 2015-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Ealing North 1983 and 1987 general elections. Member for Leeds Central 10 June 1999 by-election to 2010, for Leeds Central (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election .
  • Political interests

    International development, home affairs, education, employment, trade unions, environment, urban policy.
  • Party groups

    Member, Society - Stronger, Safer Communities Policy Commission.
  • Countries of interest

    Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, USA.

Election record for Leeds Central, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 49.11%
Liberal Democrat 20.75%
Conservative 20.09%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Benn, Hilary Labour 18,434 49.11
Taylor, Michael Liberal Democrat 7,789 20.75
Lamb, Alan Conservative 7,541 20.09
Meeson, Kevin British National Party 3,066 8.17
Procter, Dave Independent 409 1.09
One-Nil, We Beat The Scum Independent 155 0.42
Majority 10,645 votes
Electorate 81,266
Turnout (37,542) 46.2%

Registered interests

Land and Property: Part-owner of house in London.

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