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  Hilary Benn
Leeds Central

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1973 Rosalind Retey (died 1979)married 1982, Sally Christina Clark
3 sons, 1 daughter.

Education
Holland Park Comprehensive School
Sussex University (BA Russian and East European studies 1974).

Non-political career
Research officer and latterly head of policy and communications, MSF 1975-97
Special Adviser to David Blunkett, as Secretary of State for Education and Employment 1997-99.

Electoral history
Contested Ealing North 1983 and 1987 general elections. Member for Leeds Central since June 10, 1999 by-election.

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