Rt Hon Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn


Leeds Central



Address as

Mr Benn

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5770
Fax: 020 7219 2639


2 Blenheim Terrace, Leeds, LS2 9JG
Tel: 0113-244 1097


Electoral history

Contested Ealing North 1983 and 1987 general elections. Member for Leeds Central 10 June 1999 by-election to 2010, for Leeds Central (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Department for International Development 2001-02, Home Office (Community and Custodial Provision) 2002-03; Department for International Development: Minister of State 2003, Secretary of State 2003-07; Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2007-10; Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2010; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2010-11; Member: House of Commons Commission 2010-11, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority 2011-12; Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2011-

Select committees

Member: Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs 1999-2001, Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs (Environment Sub-Committee) 1999-2001

Councils, public bodies

London Borough of Ealing: Councillor 1979-99, Deputy Leader 1986-90, Chair, Education Committee 1986-90; Member, Association of Metropolitan Authorities Education Committee 1986-90; Chair, Association of London Authorities Education Committee 1989-90

Political interests

International development, home affairs, education, employment, trade unions, environment, urban policy

Countries of interest

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, USA

General Election 2010 - Leeds Central

Name Party Votes %
Benn, Hilary Lab 18434 49.11%
Taylor, Michael Lib Dem 7789 20.75%
Lamb, Alan Con 7541 20.09%
Meeson, Kevin BNP 3066 8.17%
Procter, Dave Ind 409 1.09%
One-Nil, We Beat The Scum Ind 155 0.42%
Result Lab Hold (4.81% from Lab to Lib Dem)