News from Hilary

The loss of life we have seen in recent months among migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean has been shocking. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that 1,300 died in April this year alone, and there are now an estimated 550,000 displaced people in Libya hoping to move on elsewhere.

Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

The loss of life we have seen in recent months among migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean has been shocking. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that 1,300 died... Read more

In my constituency of Leeds Central about 1,900 families are affected by the bedroom tax and many of them are now in rent arrears.  To make matters worse, some of these families have also been affected by cuts in council tax support.

The Bedroom Tax

In my constituency of Leeds Central about 1,900 families are affected by the bedroom tax and many of them are now in rent arrears.  To make matters worse, some of... Read more

Many constituents have contacted me about the Conservative Party's manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act on a free vote, with a Government bill in Government time.

Possible repeal of the Hunting Act

Many constituents have contacted me about the Conservative Party's manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act on a free vote, with a Government bill in Government... Read more

by Hilary Benn MP

[first published by The Huffingdon Post, 8th June 2015, available here.]

 

By the end of 2017 the British people will have made the most important decision about our place in the world that they have faced for 40 years when they vote on our membership of the EU. That decision will have a huge impact on the future of jobs, growth and investment, and on our security and influence in the world.

It's about their future too - why 16 and 17-year-olds deserve a vote in the EU Referendum

by Hilary Benn MP [first published by The Huffingdon Post, 8th June 2015, available here.]   By the end of 2017 the British people will have made the most important... Read more

I have been contacted recently by a number of constituents regarding potential changes to surveillance laws and oversight. I know there is real public concern about this extremely important issue, especially given that the Conservative Government has included proposals on this in the Queen’s Speech.

Communications Data Bill ('Snooper's Charter')

I have been contacted recently by a number of constituents regarding potential changes to surveillance laws and oversight. I know there is real public concern about this extremely important issue, especially... Read more

Many constituents have contacted me about electoral reform.

Electoral Reform

Many constituents have contacted me about electoral reform. Read more

by Hilary Benn MP

[first published by LabourList, 16th May 2015, available here.]

 

It has been a tough time for the Labour family. Hopes dashed. Great candidates defeated who sacrificed so much and fought so hard. And for our constituents, the prospect of another five years of David Cameron only this time with a Tory majority. None of us can hope to know all the reasons why we lost – and this article does not pretend to – but here’s my attempt to make sense of it.

Making sense of it all – lessons of a crushing defeat

by Hilary Benn MP [first published by LabourList, 16th May 2015, available here.]   It has been a tough time for the Labour family. Hopes dashed. Great candidates defeated who sacrificed... Read more

I would like to thank everyone in the Leeds Central constituency who voted for me as their Member of Parliament on 7th May.  It is an honour and a privilege to be your representative once again and I will do my best to repay your trust by listening and standing up for you.  I would also like to thank the wonderful team who supported me in the campaign and congratulate Adam Ogilvie, Asghar Khan, Patrick Davey, Gerry Harper and Judith Blake on their re-election as councillors.  

Thank You

I would like to thank everyone in the Leeds Central constituency who voted for me as their Member of Parliament on 7th May.  It is an honour and a privilege... Read more

I have received lots of representations about cuts to further education funding.

Further Education Funding

I have received lots of representations about cuts to further education funding. Read more

 

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Hilary with his award for Parliamentarian of the Year from League Against Cruel Sports, 2011

 

Thanks all of you who have written to me about animal welfare. As a vegetarian of over 40 years, I'm a very strong supporter of action to protect our creatures great and small, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the hunting ban which I voted for. I have written more about the hunting ban here.

Animal Welfare

  Hilary with his award for Parliamentarian of the Year from League Against Cruel Sports, 2011   Thanks all of you who have written to me about animal welfare. As a... Read more

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