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Biography

Rt Hon Hilary Benn

Constituency
Leeds Central

Introduction

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

Rt Hon Hilary Benn ceased to be a member of the House of Commons on 03 May 2017 (general election).

Posts

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.

Interests

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