Voting Record — Hilary Benn MP, Leeds Central (10669)

Hilary Benn is currently Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union

Note: our records only go back to 1997 for the Commons and 2001 for the Lords (more details).

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
9 Jun 2017 still in office Lab 0 votes out of 6, 0.0% 6 votes out of 9, 66.7% 0 times
8 May 2015 3 May 2017 Lab 3 votes out of 322, 0.9% 322 votes out of 467, 69.0% 0 times
6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 Lab 1 vote out of 965, 0.1% 965 votes out of 1239, 77.9% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Lab 3 votes out of 873, 0.3% 873 votes out of 1288, 67.8% 0 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Lab 5 votes out of 704, 0.7% 704 votes out of 1246, 56.5% 0 times
10 Jun 1999 14 May 2001 Lab 1 vote out of 588, 0.2% 588 votes out of 694, 84.7% 0 times

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Interesting Votes

Votes in parliament for which this MP's vote differed from the majority vote of their party (Rebel), or in which this MP was a teller (Teller), or both (Rebel Teller).

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HouseDateSubjectHilary BennLab VoteRôle
no rebellions, never teller
12 Jul 2017Became Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union
HouseDateSubjectHilary BennLab VoteRôle
3 May 2017Stopped being Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
3 May 2017Stopped being Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union
19 Oct 2016Became Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
19 Oct 2016Became Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union
26 Jun 2016Stopped being Shadow Foreign Secretary,
Commons2 Dec 2015UK Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria Majorityno Rebel
Commons2 Dec 2015UK Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria — Decline to Authorise Majorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Sep 2015Assisted Dying Bill — Second Reading minorityno Rebel
8 May 2015Became Shadow Foreign Secretary,
8 May 2015Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,
HouseDateSubjectHilary BennLab VoteRôle
7 Dec 2011Stopped being Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
7 Oct 2011Became Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,
7 Oct 2011Stopped being Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
26 Jan 2011Became Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
8 Oct 2010Became Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
8 Oct 2010Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
Commons15 Jun 2010Business of the House — Backbench Business Committee minorityno Rebel
12 May 2010Became Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
6 May 2010Stopped being The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
HouseDateSubjectHilary BennLab VoteRôle
28 Jun 2007Became The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
28 Jun 2007Stopped being The Secretary of State for International Development,
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Majorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 5 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 4 (50 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectHilary BennLab VoteRôle
Commons10 Nov 2003Water Bill [Lords] — New Clause 1 — Prohibition of Artificial Fluoridation of Water Supplies minorityno Rebel
6 Oct 2003Became The Secretary of State for International Development,
6 Oct 2003Stopped being The Minister of State, Department for International Development,
13 May 2003Became The Minister of State, Department for International Development,
13 May 2003Stopped being Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Minister for Prisons and Probation),
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 6 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 4 (80 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
29 May 2002Became Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Minister for Prisons and Probation),
28 May 2002Stopped being The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development,
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2002Payment for Chairmen Majorityaye Rebel
11 Jun 2001Became The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development,
1 Jun 2001Stopped being Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee
1 Jun 2001Stopped being Member, Environment Sub-committee
HouseDateSubjectHilary BennLab VoteRôle
Commons31 Oct 2000Stem Cell Research minorityno Rebel
6 Dec 1999Became Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee
6 Dec 1999Became Member, Environment Sub-committee

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this MP and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

AgreementPolicy
11% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
0% Academy Schools - for
50% Action to prevent domestic violence
92% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
28% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
53% Apprenticeships
100% Assisted Dying
71% Asylum System - More strict
23% Balance the Budget Without Borrowing
100% Ban fox hunting
88% Bankers' Bonus Tax
81% Business and community control of schools: For
0% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
2% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
16% Closed Material Proceedure
19% Coalition Programme for Government - For
88% Control Orders
100% Corporal punishment of children - Against
100% Crossrail - In favour
0% Cull Badgers
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% Do more to help refugees inclding children
0% Employee Shareholder Status
15% Encourage and incentivise saving
0% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
100% Energy Prices - More Affordable
0% English Votes on English Laws etc.
0% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
67% European Union - For
8% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
0% Extend Right to Buy to Housing Associations
29% Fixed Term Parliaments
29% For the UK to Remain a Member of the EU
100% Foundation hospitals - In favour
100% Fox hunting - Ban
14% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
97% Fully Elected House of Lords
52% Further Devolution to Scotland
66% Further devolution to Wales
58% Gambling - Against permissiveness
0% GP Commissioning in the NHS
100% Higher Pay for Public Sector Workers
22% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
25% Higher taxes on banks
25% Higher taxes on sugary drinks
0% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
90% Homosexuality - Equal rights
100% HS2 - In Favour
82% Human Rights and Equality
96% Identity cards - For introduction
50% In Favour of Mass Surveillance
80% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Incentivise membership of press regulator
22% Increase Air Passenger Duty
8% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
14% Increase VAT
42% Inheritance Tax
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
3% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
100% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
100% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
0% Localise Council Tax Support
34% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
0% Make High Earners Pay Market Rent for Council Home
52% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
100% Mansion Tax
81% Mass Retention of Communications Data
45% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
100% Member trustees on pension boards
0% Merge Police and Fire under Police & Crime Cmmr
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
100% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
90% Minumum Wage
100% More Emergency Service Workers
100% More funds for social care
83% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
68% More powers for local councils
20% No detention without charge or trial
86% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
75% Nuclear power - For
57% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
83% Pension auto-enrolment - For
0% Phase out of Tenancies for Life
8% Police and Crime Commissioners
94% Post office - in favour of Government policy
6% Post office closures - against
100% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
0% Privatise Royal Mail
35% Promote Occupational Pensions
53% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
42% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
100% Public Ownership of Railways
100% Rail Fares - Lower
50% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
14% Reduce capital gains tax
0% Reduce central funding for local government
16% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
12% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
5% Reducing the number of MPs - for
1% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
52% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
0% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
29% Register of Lobbyists
63% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
84% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Replace Higher Education Grants with Loans
88% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
0% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
16% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
100% Retain funds from council house sales locally
0% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
84% Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay
50% Right to strike
100% Same Sex Marriage - for
16% Schools - Greater Autonomy
0% Sell England's Public Forests
70% Smoking ban - In favour
99% State control of bus services
67% Stop climate change
99% Stronger Military Covenant
44% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
0% Termination of pregnancy - against
91% Terrorism laws - For
0% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
6% Tougher on illegal immigration
7% Trade Union Regulation
26% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
50% Transparency of Parliament
71% Trident replacement - In favour
0% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
8% University education fees - Should be free
52% University Tuition Fees - For
88% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
83% Voting age - Reduce to 16
42% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
100% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

Possible Friends (more...)

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