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Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

Leeds Central


Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP was born Hilary James Wedgwood Benn on 26 November 1953 in Hammersmith, England and is the Labour MP for Leeds Central.


Currently sitting on the Liaison Committee (Commons) (since October 2016), Hilary Benn chairs the Committee on Exiting the European Union (October 2016).

He has in the past sat on Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Jan 2011 to Dec 2011), Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs (Dec 1999 to Jun 2001), Environment Sub-committee (Dec 1999 to Jun 2001).


In the past, Hilary Benn has held the position of Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2007 to 2010), Secretary of State for International Development (2003 to 2007), Minister of State (Department for International Development) (2003 to 2003), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Minister for Prisons and Probation) (2002 to 2003), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Development) (2001 to 2002) in government.

He was Shadow Foreign Secretary (2015 to 2016), Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (2011 to 2015), Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (2010 to 2011), Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2010 to 2010) in opposition.


Hilary Benn has the following specific interests :
Politics - International development, home affairs, education, employment, trade unions, environment, urban policy, local government
Countries - Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, USA

You can contact Hilary Benn in the following ways:


Suite 7, Unity Business Centre, 26 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS7 1AB

Phone : 0113 244 1097

Email : boxj@parliament.uk


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Phone : 020 7219 5770

Email : bennh@parliament.uk