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NameHilary Benn
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Born November 26, 1953 (64 years)
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InfoHilary James Wedgwood Benn is a British Labour Party Member of Parliament and Secretary of State for International Development

Hilary Benn is a fourth generation MP, being the son of former Labour Cabinet Minister Tony Benn. He attended Holland Park Comprehensive School and University of Sussex where he graduated in Russian and East European Studies. While at university he married fellow student Rosalind Retey, who died tragically early in 1979. He remarried in 1982.

On leaving university, Benn became a Research Officer with the ASTMS and rose to become Head of Policy for MSF. In 1979 he was elected to Ealing Borough Council where he was Deputy Leader from 1986 to 1990. He was Labour candidate for Ealing North in the general elections of 1983 and 1987. Because of his father's reputation as a hero of the left, he used the slogan "A Benn, but not a Bennite".

When Labour won power in 1997, Benn was appointed as Special Adviser to David Blunkett as Secretary of State for Education and Employment. In 1999 he was quickly selected as Labour candidate for Leeds Central in a by-election, which he won on a very small turnout. Following the 2001 general election he joined the Government as Clare Short's deputy in the Department for International Development (DFID). In May 2002 he moved to the Home Office where he became Minister for Prisons and Probation, and in May 2003 he returned to the DFID under its new Secretary of State The Baroness Amos. When she was appointed Leader of the House of Lords in October 2003, he replaced her as Secretary of State.


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Jun 25, 2016 09:00pm News Jeremy Corbyn sacks Hilary Benn from shadow cabinet  Article IndyGeorgia 

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FAMILY
Father Tony Benn 1925-2014
Grandfather William Wedgwood Benn 1877-1960
Great-Grandfather John Benn 1850-1922
Brother Stephen Benn 1951-
Niece Emily Benn 1989-

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  07/12/2017 UK House of Commons - Brexit Select Committee Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/08/2017 UK Parliament - Leeds Central Won 70.17% (+49.71%)
  10/19/2016 UK House of Commons - Brexit Select Committee Won 61.22% (+22.45%)
  05/11/2015 UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/07/2015 UK Parliament - Leeds Central Won 54.96% (+37.66%)
  10/08/2010 UK House of Commons - Shadow Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/07/2010 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 2.88% (-2.34%)
  05/06/2010 UK Parliament - Leeds Central Won 49.30% (+28.47%)
  06/28/2007 UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/24/2007 Labour Party Deputy Leader - Third Round Lost 22.33% (-5.57%)
  06/24/2007 Labour Party Deputy Leader - Second Round Won 18.22% (-3.01%)
  06/24/2007 Labour Party Deputy Leader - First Round Won 16.40% (-2.53%)
  05/05/2005 UK Parliament - Leeds Central Won 60.05% (+40.66%)
  05/01/2003 UK International Development Minister Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/07/2001 UK Parliament - Leeds Central Won 66.93% (+52.67%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  09/21/2016 UK Labour Party - Leadership Lost 0.00% (-61.85%)
ENDORSEMENTS
UK Labour Party - Leadership - Sep 21, 2016 LAB Angela Eagle
UK Referendum - EU Membership - Jun 23, 2016 YES Remain
UK Labour Party - Leadership - Sep 22, 2010 LAB Ed Miliband