Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP


Leeds Central



Address as

Hilary Benn

Contact details


Suite 7, Unity Business Centre, 26 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS7 1AB
Tel: 0113 244 1097


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

Web & Social media


Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Leeds Central 1999-
Contested Ealing North General Election 1987
Contested Ealing North General Election 1983

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2011-
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2010-11
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2010-10
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2007-10
Secretary of State for International Development 2003-07
Minister of State (Department for International Development) 2003-03
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Minister for Prisons and Probation) 2002-03
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Development) 2001-02

Select committees

Post House Date
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Commons 2011-11
Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Commons 1999-01
Environment Sub-committee Commons 1999-01

Political interests

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

Countries of interest

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, USA

General Election 2010 General Election - Leeds Central

Name Party Votes Share Change
Benn, Hilary Lab 18434 49.30% -10.2%
Taylor, Michael LD 7789 20.83% -0.7%
Lamb, Alan Con 7541 20.17% 7.5%
Meeson, Kevin BNP 3066 8.20%
Proctor, Dave Ind 409 1.09%
One-Nil, We Beat The Scum Ind 155 0.41%
Majority 10645 28.47%
Turnout 37394 46.01%
Electorate 81266
Result Lab Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2010 for detailed results.