News from Hilary

Being in the EU protects our rights as workers. Paid holiday, limits on working time, improved maternity and paternity leave, and protection for agency and temporary workers. Some of those who want us to leave the EU call these rights 'red tape'; others want to reduce them.

Vote Remain to Protect our Rights at Work

Being in the EU protects our rights as workers. Paid holiday, limits on working time, improved maternity and paternity leave, and protection for agency and temporary workers. Some of those... Read more

Many constituents have contacted me recently regarding family reunification rules for refugees and the related campaign by the British Red Cross.

We must stop families being torn apart

Many constituents have contacted me recently regarding family reunification rules for refugees and the related campaign by the British Red Cross. Read more

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Lots of people have written to me about the decision the British people will take on 23 June about whether we should remain in the European Union or leave.

General elections settle who will run the country for the next five years but this referendum on Europe will affect the future of our country for the rest of our lifetimes. It's a choice that will really matter.

EU Referendum

Lots of people have written to me about the decision the British people will take on 23 June about whether we should remain in the European Union or leave. General... Read more

Even though NGT was a second choice scheme, this decision is bad news for Leeds.

The Government sat on the Inspector's report for too long and, after seven years, we are no further on in tackling Leeds' transport problems.

NGT Trolleybus Scheme Scrapped by the Government

Even though NGT was a second choice scheme, this decision is bad news for Leeds. The Government sat on the Inspector's report for too long and, after seven years, we... Read more

Hilary will be taking part in a debate at the Leeds Carriageworks Theatre on Friday 13th May at 7pm to discuss the EU Referendum and its implications for the environment.

What has the EU done for West Yorkshire's Environment?

Hilary will be taking part in a debate at the Leeds Carriageworks Theatre on Friday 13th May at 7pm to discuss the EU Referendum and its implications for the environment. Read more

Congratulations to Councillors Paul Truswell (Middleton Park), Angela Gabriel (Beeston and Holbeck), Elizabeth Nash (City and Hunslet) and Christine Towler (Hyde Park and Woodhouse) on their re-election to Leeds City Council and to Denise Ragan on being elected as the new councillor for Burmantofts and Richmond Hill ward.

Council Election Results in Leeds Central

Congratulations to Councillors Paul Truswell (Middleton Park), Angela Gabriel (Beeston and Holbeck), Elizabeth Nash (City and Hunslet) and Christine Towler (Hyde Park and Woodhouse) on their re-election to Leeds City... Read more

The revelations in the Panama papers are extremely serious and many people feel very strongly about the injustice uncovered.  That’s why there needs to be decisive action against global tax avoidance.

Panama Papers and Tax Havens

The revelations in the Panama papers are extremely serious and many people feel very strongly about the injustice uncovered.  That’s why there needs to be decisive action against global tax... Read more

By Hilary Benn MP

This article first appeared on the New Statesman website, 06 April 2016 http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/04/britain-weaker-if-our-principles-are-sale

Britain's voice in the world is a reflection not only of the strength of our economy, but also the leadership we demonstrate in standing up for fundamental rights around the world.

Indeed, our long-term security and prosperity are best protected when we seek to uphold and protect human rights and democratic freedoms beyond our own shores.

Why Human Rights Matter

By Hilary Benn MP This article first appeared on the New Statesman website, 06 April 2016 http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/04/britain-weaker-if-our-principles-are-sale Britain's voice in the world is a reflection not only of the strength... Read more

Thanks to all of you who have contacted me expressing concern about the Government's intention to force all local authority maintained schools to convert to academies.

I will oppose the Government's plan, as will all Labour MPs. It is badly thought out, unnecessary and a distraction from the real challenges facing our schools

Why I will oppose the Government’s plan to force all schools to become academies

Thanks to all of you who have contacted me expressing concern about the Government's intention to force all local authority maintained schools to convert to academies. I will oppose the... Read more

These were cowardly terrorist attacks aimed at people on their way to work and going on holiday. Daesh has claimed responsibility and described the men, women and children they murdered as “crusaders.” They have no regard for human life.

Terrorist Attack in Brussels

These were cowardly terrorist attacks aimed at people on their way to work and going on holiday. Daesh has claimed responsibility and described the men, women and children they murdered... Read more

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