Hilary's Interview with House Magazine

Local Hero

by Paul Waugh and Daniel Bond [first published in House Magazine, Issue No. 1508, Volume 37]


Hilary Benn’s plan to hand power back to England’s local authorities is being welcomed by both Labour and Tory councils alike. He talks to Paul Waugh and Daniel Bond

More than 40 years ago, on a muddy football pitch in Sussex, Hilary Benn decided he’d had enough of a kicking. His brief career as a student goalkeeper brought abruptly to an end by an opponent who booted him in the kidneys, the young Benn resolved thereafter to play as a centre forward. “I decided my future lay further up the pitch...”

To read the full interview go to https://www.politicshome.com/communities-and-regions-economy-and-work/articles/house/local-hero

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