Hilary James Wedgwood Benn PC (born 26 November 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds Central since the by-election in 1999. He served in the Cabinet from 2003 to 2010, under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and from 2010 to 2016, he has served in various Labour Party Shadow Cabinet positions, most recently as Shadow Foreign Secretary from May 2015 until June 2016. In October 2016, he was elected as the inaugural Chairman of the new Exiting the European Union Select Committee.
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- Politicians have a responsibility to give effect to the result of the last referendum
- New Brexit referendum logical, says Tony Blair BBC News (14 December 2018)
- The bill has wide cross-party support and is backed by members who have very different views on how the matter of Brexit should be concluded. What unites us is a conviction that there is no mandate for no deal and the consequences for the economy and the country would be highly damaging.
- Brexit: MPs back bill aimed at blocking no deal BBC News (4 September 2019)