Author: Hilary Benn

I am Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, which includes all of LS10 and LS11 plus the city centre, Woodhouse, Richmond Hill and Osmanthorpe. To contact me please go to my website:

MP’s Notebook: Post Office scandal, school absence and Hunslet engineering

The Horizon Post Office scandal is one of the most terrible injustices our country has ever seen. I don’t know about you, but I watched all the episodes of the excellent ITV drama ’Mr. Bates v the Post Office’ with increasing incredulity and anger. How could this have possibly happened?

MP’s Notebook: Gaza, Holbeck and school visits

The appalling suffering in Israel and Gaza continues, although at the time of writing a truce to allow for the release of some of the hostages is about to happen. Many of my constituents feel very strongly indeed about the attack on Israel on 7th October and about what has

MP’s Notebook: Gaza, Northern Ireland and the cladding crisis

The crisis in Gaza and Israel is awful and deeply distressing and a lot of constituents have contacted me about it. On 7 October, Hamas deliberately murdered 1,400 Israelis, including young people enjoying a music festival, and men, women, children and babies in their homes. They took hostages and fired