Conservative Member of Parliament for Newbury
Richard Benyon has been elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for the constituency of Newbury on the 8th June 2017 with a majority of 37,399.
Born, raised and educated in West Berkshire, as well as being involved with a large number of local organisations, including Mary Hare School and Swings and Smiles, Richard is well known across the region for being a farmer and businessman.
From 2010 until 2013, Richard served as the Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries, as part of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition. Prior to this appointment, he was the Shadow Minister for the Environment, Fisheries and Wildlife and has also served as a Whip.
As a former soldier, founder Trustee of the military charity Help for Heroes, and as member of both the Defence Select Committee and NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Richard takes a great interest in matters of defence and more specifically, the welfare of service personnel and their families.
Richard is married to Zoe, with whom he has two sons. He also has three sons from his previous marriage.
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