News from Hilary

First published in the July 2017 edition of South Leeds Life, available online here http://www.southleedslife.com/mps-notebook-july-2017/

 

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the recent general election. It is a great privilege to have been elected as your local Member of Parliament for the sixth time, and I will do my best to repay your trust and confidence. And whether you voted for me for not, or didn’t vote at all, I am here to represent all of you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you think I can be of assistance. You can email me at bennh@parliament.uk, ring my constituency office on (0113) 244 1097 or come to one of my regular advice surgeries - details available on my website at http://www.hilarybenn.org/get_help.  

The Grenfell Tower fire was an awful tragedy that shocked us all. Our first priority must be to ensure that all those affected are given the support they need - now and in the years ahead. The second is for the Public Inquiry to find out what happened and why. And the third is to implement its recommendations so that nothing like this ever happens again.

Hilary's Article for South Leeds Life - July 2017

First published in the July 2017 edition of South Leeds Life, available online here http://www.southleedslife.com/mps-notebook-july-2017/   First of all, I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in... Read more

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Thank you to the electors of Leeds Central for putting their trust and confidence in me once again as their Member of Parliament. 

Leeds Central General Election Result

Thank you to the electors of Leeds Central for putting their trust and confidence in me once again as their Member of Parliament.  Read more

Conserving our natural environment has always been a major concern of mine and during my time as the Environment Secretary in the last Labour government, I established the South Downs National Park, set up the Lawton Review, helped to put the Climate Change and Marine and Coastal Access Acts on the statute book, undertook a comprehensive look at the health of England’s ecosystems, and produced the Food 2030 strategy which stressed why domestic agriculture is so important for jobs, the economy, and the shape the character of our landscape and countryside. I decided against a badger cull and it is clear that the cull the current government instituted has failed. I also voted in favour of the ban on hunting with hounds.

Protecting the Environment

Conserving our natural environment has always been a major concern of mine and during my time as the Environment Secretary in the last Labour government, I established the South Downs National... Read more

The Coalition Government’s decision to speed up the increase in the women’s state pension age has had a devastating impact on many women who were born in the 1950s, some of whom now face real hardship.

WASPI Campaign

The Coalition Government’s decision to speed up the increase in the women’s state pension age has had a devastating impact on many women who were born in the 1950s, some of... Read more

 

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Hilary with his award for Parliamentarian of the Year from League Against Cruel Sports, 2011

 

Thanks all of you who have written to me about animal welfare. As a vegetarian of over 40 years, I'm a very strong supporter of action to protect our creatures great and small.

This year marks the 13th anniversary of Labour's hunting ban which I voted for and strongly support. I simply cannot understand why the Tories want to bring fox hunting back as animal cruelty is still animal cruelty. I will vote against any attempt to repeal the ban.

Animal Welfare

  Hilary with his award for Parliamentarian of the Year from League Against Cruel Sports, 2011   Thanks all of you who have written to me about animal welfare. As a... Read more

Many people have written to me with their concerns about community pubs and the difficulties that local pubs are currently facing, and the related CAMRA campaign.

Pledge for Pubs

Many people have written to me with their concerns about community pubs and the difficulties that local pubs are currently facing, and the related CAMRA campaign. Read more

I’m proud that it was the last Labour Government that put the Human Rights Act on the statute book and we now need to defend it against the Tories’ plan to replace it.

I’m also committed to advancing the cause of human rights around the globe.

Human Rights

I’m proud that it was the last Labour Government that put the Human Rights Act on the statute book and we now need to defend it against the Tories’ plan... Read more

2017 General Election

Dear Voter

The outcome of this election really matters to our community.

The NHS is in crisis, funding for Leeds schools is being cut and there are thousands of people on the local housing waiting list and the Tories simply don't understand the pressures facing many families.

It has been a privilege to be your MP over the past 18 years and, as you know, I have always worked hard to help everyone and to be your voice in Parliament. We have campaigned together to save the Children's Heart Surgery Unit, improve broadband services, oppose the unfair bedroom tax and win funding for stronger flood defences in the city centre.

What I'm Campaigning For in the General Election

2017 General Election Dear Voter The outcome of this election really matters to our community. The NHS is in crisis, funding for Leeds schools is being cut and there are... Read more

Britain needs a Labour Government to stand up for the many and not just a privileged few.

As we leave the EU, we need to get the best possible deal for the British people and British businesses. That means ensuring that trade in goods and services with our largest market continues to be free of tariffs and other barriers. We cannot afford to run the risk of no deal being reached under the Tories.

General Election 2017

Britain needs a Labour Government to stand up for the many and not just a privileged few. As we leave the EU, we need to get the best possible deal... Read more

Read the article I have written with Ed Miliband on Brexit, first published here:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/01/labour-heal-wounds-of-brexit-ed-miliband-hilary-benn

For all of us who believe the EU has helped keep the peace, and that our membership has given us prosperity and made Britain bigger, not smaller, these have been a particularly sad few days. The triggering of article 50 brought home the fact that we are leaving and the risks that lie ahead.

Now Labour must heal the wounds of Brexit – and salvage a fairer future

Read the article I have written with Ed Miliband on Brexit, first published here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/01/labour-heal-wounds-of-brexit-ed-miliband-hilary-benn For all of us who believe the EU has helped keep the peace, and that our membership has... Read more

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