Richard Benyon

12 Jokes MPs Made During Queen's Speech Debate

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

MPs tried their hands at comedy as they kicked off the Queen’s Speech Debate in Parliament…and it wasn’t all laugh-a-minute. It is a parliamenta...

Tory MP Forced To Backtrack On Disability Protest Criticism After Fierce Backlash

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK

A Tory MP has been forced to backtrack on criticism of a disability protest after he sparked a backlash online. Richard Benyon posted a picture of ca...

Why An MP Fears A 'Big Problem' For National Security

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics

The UK faces a "big problem" if spending on defence is cut when the world is "more dangerous" than at any time since the Cuban missile crisis, an MP w...

Whether I Chair It or Not, the Defence Select Committee Must Be a Powerful Force to Hold the Government to Account

Richard Benyon | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Benyon

Just five years ago we had a Strategic Defence and Security Review which proposed armed forces configured for an age of austerity when most of the threats we faced were, at the very least, containable. We were pulling out of an expensive war in Afghanistan... Just five years later we live in a very different world.

The Waugh Zone June 16 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday June 16, 2015... THE LIDINGTON COMPROMISE Eurosceptics are not easily fooled by Downing Street’s...

The Row Over the New Era Estate Shows the Alliance of Old and New Money

Cat Mcshane | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Cat Mcshane

Being a "good landlord" is not one that seeks to make excessive profit out of their tenants, nor play with their security. But in this overheated property market, all the power lies with the person who owns the property, and why wouldn't they want to make the biggest return they can?

Housing in Hackney - The Truth

Richard Benyon | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Benyon

Diane Abbott's article on the Huffington Post is factually inaccurate and politically motivated. I understand that we are in a febrile stage of the political timetable and that a "Tory toff" is a tempting target in the simplistic world of sound bite politics. But the truth of the housing issue in Hackney that spurred her attack is very different from how she and others have portrayed it. For obvious reasons this situation has been personalised to me. It has been suggested that I have been personally going around "evicting" needy tenants from "social" housing in Hackney for my own gain. I haven't.

Richard Benyon MP and London's Housing Crisis

Diane Abbott | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Ordinary London families are being treated like counters on a Monopoly board by multi-millionaires like Richard Benyon MP and his family company, for whom housing in London is merely a business opportunity. Labour knows that housing is also about stable families and communities and we will shape our policies accordingly.

Rich Tory MP Accused Of 'Driving Poor Tenants Onto The Streets'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

Tory Richard Benyon, Britain's richest MP, has been savaged for putting families in east London at risk of losing their home by hiking their rent. ...

Britain's Richest MP Claims Families Waste £50 A Month On Food

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

Richard Benyon, listed as the most wealthy MP in the Commons and the heir to a £125million fortune, has criticised British families for wasting food....

Affluence Without Education: Newbury's Hidden Tragedy

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

I am the first person to stand up and bang the drum for Newbury - we're a great market town with a great sense of community. We're above average in almost every respect - most notably in employment and affluence, yet still we seem to be letting our young people down by failing to provide them with the education they so badly deserve.

Richard Benyon's Bad Science - How Data is Ignored by DEFRA

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

The Minister for Rural Affairs has had an incredible year for ill thought-out policy u-turns.

A New Chapter for Our Waterways

Richard Benyon | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Benyon

Today sees the launch of the Canal & River Trust - the new waterways charity in England and Wales.

Richard Benyon MP is Unfit for DEFRA

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

I'm a big believer of it's not where you're from, it's what you do that matters. Richard Benyon is one of the richest landowners in Berkshire, the great, great, great grandson of a former Prime Minister Lord Salisbury and lives in a Tudor Mansion. He is firmly in the 1% and it doesn't bother me at all.

High-Risk Stakes on Flood Insurance

Gavin Shuker | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Gavin Shuker

Flooding is the biggest environmental threat facing the UK, according to Defra chief Scientist Sir Bob Watson. The risks of flooding are projected in increase significantly across the UK.

Minsters Welcome EU Delay Over British Fishing Time Restrictions

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Politics

Fisheries ministers have welcomed news that any decision on reductions in fishing time for British vessels will be delayed. Scottish Fisheries Secr...