News from Hilary

Many constituents have contacted me recently regarding the Government’s proposal to cut support for Feed-in Tariffs (FITs).

Cuts to Solar Power

Many constituents have contacted me recently regarding the Government’s proposal to cut support for Feed-in Tariffs (FITs). Read more

I have been contacted by a huge number of constituents about the terrible refugee crisis as increasing numbers of people flee the violent civil war in Syria. Most of those who have fled have gone to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq but an increasing number are making their way to Europe.

Syrian Refugee Crisis

I have been contacted by a huge number of constituents about the terrible refugee crisis as increasing numbers of people flee the violent civil war in Syria. Most of those... Read more

A number of my constituents have contacted me about the BBC Charter review.

BBC Consultation

A number of my constituents have contacted me about the BBC Charter review. Read more

Many of you have contacted me recently regarding the BMA's 'No More Games' campaign and the six priorities they have set out for the new government.

No More Games Campaign - Securing a Healthier Future for the NHS

Many of you have contacted me recently regarding the BMA's 'No More Games' campaign and the six priorities they have set out for the new government. Read more

There has clearly been some confusion about Labour’s position on the Government’s Welfare Bill and what was actually voted on in the House of Commons on 20 July, so it might be helpful if I set out the facts.

Labour's Position on the Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill

There has clearly been some confusion about Labour’s position on the Government’s Welfare Bill and what was actually voted on in the House of Commons on 20 July, so it... Read more

Please note

Due to the temporary closure of Little London Community Centre, Hilary's Advice Surgery this Friday (24th July) will take place at Lovell Park Hub, Wintoun Street (off North Street), Leeds LS7 1DA, 2pm-3pm.

Little London Advice Surgery - Friday 24th July 2pm

Please note:  Due to the temporary closure of Little London Community Centre, Hilary's Advice Surgery this Friday (24th July) will take place at Lovell Park Hub, Wintoun Street (off North...

Thank you to all of you who have contacted me about the Government's appalling proposal to - in effect - overturn the fox hunting ban by means of a statutory instrument and a 90 minute debate in the House of Commons.

Fox Hunting

Thank you to all of you who have contacted me about the Government's appalling proposal to - in effect - overturn the fox hunting ban by means of a statutory... Read more

by Hilary Benn MP

[first published on South Leeds Life, 5 July 2015. Available here.]

The recent brutal and cowardly murder of British and other tourists on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia has shocked us all.

Tolerance and solidarity will defeat terrorism

by Hilary Benn MP [first published on South Leeds Life, 5 July 2015. Available here.] The recent brutal and cowardly murder of British and other tourists on a beach in... Read more

 

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Last Friday as part of Leeds Learning Disability Week 2015, Hilary officially opened the new Café Leep.  Based at Unity Business Centre on Roundhay Road, Café Leep will give people with learning disabilities the opportunity to work towards qualifications in catering, food safety, hygiene and customer service and enable them to gain experience of work in a fully operational café.

Cafe Leep is now open!

    Last Friday as part of Leeds Learning Disability Week 2015, Hilary officially opened the new Café Leep.  Based at Unity Business Centre on Roundhay Road, Café Leep will... Read more

[First published 9th June on Hilary's Blog for South Leeds Life, here.]

As a result of the general election, by the end of 2017 we will have taken the most important decision we have faced about our country’s place in the world for forty years. The Government is now going to bring forward a Bill for a referendum on our membership of the European Union. I will be supporting the Bill, along with my Labour colleagues.

Europe - the choice we face

[First published 9th June on Hilary's Blog for South Leeds Life, here.] As a result of the general election, by the end of 2017 we will have taken the most... Read more

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