Richard Benyon MP Newbury, Conservative


Richard Benyon

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

    Opposition Whip 2007-09; Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2009-10; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2010-13 (Natural Environment and Fisheries 2010-12, Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs 2012-13).
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Defence; Committees on Arms Export Controls.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Newbury 1997 and 2001 general elections. Member for Newbury 2005-10, for Newbury (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Rural matters, social affairs, defence, health, home affairs.
  • Countries of interest

    Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe.
  • International bodies

    Member, NATO Parliamentary Assembly 2014-.

Election record for Newbury, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 56.37%
Liberal Democrat 35.49%
Labour 4.28%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Benyon, Richard Conservative 33,057 56.37
Rendel, David Liberal Democrat 20,809 35.49
Cooper, Hannah Labour 2,505 4.28
Black, David UK Independence Party 1,475 2.52
Hollister, Adrian Green 490 0.84
Burgess, Brian Independent 158 0.27
Yates, David Apol Dem 95 0.17
Majority 12,248 votes
Electorate 79,144
Turnout (58,645) 74.1%

Registered interests

Land and Property: Landholdings in Hampshire and Berkshire (some in my constituency) comprising farmland, residential and commercial property, some potential development land, woodlands and gravel workings, for some of which rent is received. Residential and commercial property in Hackney, for which rent is received. Rural land and property in Inverness-shire. The majority of property in these estates is held in family trusts in the trusteeship of Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Limited (see Category 1).

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Bottle of port received for speaking at supper event for the Vale Branch of Wantage Conservative Association. Hours: 3 hrs. Estimated value: £10. (Registered 13 July 2009).

Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests: I am unremunerated director of the Englefield Charitable Trust.

Remunerated directorships: Chairman of the Directors of Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Limited, the trustee of various family trusts (see Categories 8 and 9), in all of which either I or members of my wider family have beneficial interests.

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