News from Hilary

There has clearly been some confusion about Labour’s position on the Government’s Welfare Bill and what was actually voted on in the House of Commons on 20 July, so it might be helpful if I set out the facts.

Labour's Position on the Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill

There has clearly been some confusion about Labour’s position on the Government’s Welfare Bill and what was actually voted on in the House of Commons on 20 July, so it... Read more

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Due to the temporary closure of Little London Community Centre, Hilary's Advice Surgery this Friday (24th July) will take place at Lovell Park Hub, Wintoun Street (off North Street), Leeds LS7 1DA, 2pm-3pm.

Little London Advice Surgery - Friday 24th July 2pm

Please note:  Due to the temporary closure of Little London Community Centre, Hilary's Advice Surgery this Friday (24th July) will take place at Lovell Park Hub, Wintoun Street (off North...

Thank you to all of you who have contacted me about the Government's appalling proposal to - in effect - overturn the fox hunting ban by means of a statutory instrument and a 90 minute debate in the House of Commons.

Fox Hunting

Thank you to all of you who have contacted me about the Government's appalling proposal to - in effect - overturn the fox hunting ban by means of a statutory... Read more

by Hilary Benn MP

[first published on South Leeds Life, 5 July 2015. Available here.]

The recent brutal and cowardly murder of British and other tourists on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia has shocked us all.

Tolerance and solidarity will defeat terrorism

by Hilary Benn MP [first published on South Leeds Life, 5 July 2015. Available here.] The recent brutal and cowardly murder of British and other tourists on a beach in... Read more

 

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Last Friday as part of Leeds Learning Disability Week 2015, Hilary officially opened the new Café Leep.  Based at Unity Business Centre on Roundhay Road, Café Leep will give people with learning disabilities the opportunity to work towards qualifications in catering, food safety, hygiene and customer service and enable them to gain experience of work in a fully operational café.

Cafe Leep is now open!

    Last Friday as part of Leeds Learning Disability Week 2015, Hilary officially opened the new Café Leep.  Based at Unity Business Centre on Roundhay Road, Café Leep will... Read more

[First published 9th June on Hilary's Blog for South Leeds Life, here.]

As a result of the general election, by the end of 2017 we will have taken the most important decision we have faced about our country’s place in the world for forty years. The Government is now going to bring forward a Bill for a referendum on our membership of the European Union. I will be supporting the Bill, along with my Labour colleagues.

Europe - the choice we face

[First published 9th June on Hilary's Blog for South Leeds Life, here.] As a result of the general election, by the end of 2017 we will have taken the most... Read more

The loss of life we have seen in recent months among migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean has been shocking. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that 1,300 died in April this year alone, and there are now an estimated 550,000 displaced people in Libya hoping to move on elsewhere.

Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

The loss of life we have seen in recent months among migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean has been shocking. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that 1,300 died... Read more

In my constituency of Leeds Central about 1,900 families are affected by the bedroom tax and many of them are now in rent arrears.  To make matters worse, some of these families have also been affected by cuts in council tax support.

The Bedroom Tax

In my constituency of Leeds Central about 1,900 families are affected by the bedroom tax and many of them are now in rent arrears.  To make matters worse, some of... Read more

Many constituents have contacted me about the Conservative Party's manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act on a free vote, with a Government bill in Government time.

Possible repeal of the Hunting Act

Many constituents have contacted me about the Conservative Party's manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act on a free vote, with a Government bill in Government... Read more

by Hilary Benn MP

[first published by The Huffingdon Post, 8th June 2015, available here.]

 

By the end of 2017 the British people will have made the most important decision about our place in the world that they have faced for 40 years when they vote on our membership of the EU. That decision will have a huge impact on the future of jobs, growth and investment, and on our security and influence in the world.

It's about their future too - why 16 and 17-year-olds deserve a vote in the EU Referendum

by Hilary Benn MP [first published by The Huffingdon Post, 8th June 2015, available here.]   By the end of 2017 the British people will have made the most important... Read more

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