Richard Benyon

Biography

Richard Benyon was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs from May 2010 to October 2013. He was elected Conservative MP for Newbury on 5 May 2005.

Education

Richard was educated at Bradfield College and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

Political career

He served as Opposition Whip from 2007 to 2009 and as Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2009 to 2010.

Career outside politics

Following a career in the army, where he served with the Royal Green Jackets from 1980 to 1985, Richard qualified as a chartered surveyor and ran a business which included farming, forestry and the management of rural and urban housing.

Personal life

Richard is married with 2 children and has 3 children from his previous marriage.

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs

Announcements

  1. Rhydymwyn - Great Crested Newts (GCNs)
  2. Conditions of RDPE grant funding to Ensors Gloucestershire Ltd.
  3. New measures to increase rural home-building
  4. Documentation on the Marine England Regulatory Service (MERS)
  5. Bat Data for Rhydymwyn site Flintshire 2012 Q1
  6. Tunnel complex, Rhydymwyn
  7. Halton Hydro project final appraisal
  8. Marine Conservation Zones: response to an article in the Times
  9. GIS shape files for each Local Nature Partnership area
  10. Animal by-product controls