How local is your Parliamentary Candidate?

Richard Benyon was born, brought up and educated in Berkshire.

He is involved with a large number of local organisations including:

  • Ace Space Newbury – Patron
  • Action on the River Kennet – Member
  • Berkshire County Blind Society – Patron
  • Berkshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs – Vice President
  • Berkshire Scouts – Vice President
  • Bradfield Young Farmers Club – Honorary President
  • Calleva Stick Dressers – Patron
  • Corn Exchange Newbury – Friend
  • Englefield Charitable Trust – Trustee
  • Friends of the Ridgeway – Member
  • Horris Hill School – Patron
  • Institute of Advanced Motorists, Newbury Group – President
  • Institution of Royal Engineers – Honorary Associate Member
  • John Simonds Trust – Trustee (rural education charity based at Bradfield)
  • Kennet and Avon Canal Trust – Vice President
  • Kennet Valley Fisheries Association – President
  • Mary Hare Foundation – Trustee
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association (Reading & West Berkshire Branch) – Branch Patron
  • National Trust Newbury – Member
  • Newbury and District Agricultural Society – Member and Past President
  • Newbury Musical Theatre Society – Vice President
  • Newbury YMCA – Patron
  • Oxford Transplant Foundation – Patron
  • Restoration Fund for St James’ Church, Leckhampstead – Patron
  • Royal British Legion, Thatcham Branch – Member and Past President
  • South Berkshire Agricultural Society – President
  • St Peter’s Ufton Charitable Trust   – Trustee
  • Swings & Smiles – Patron
  • Tamesis Trust – Patron
  • Thames Valley Traction Engine Club – Patron
  • The Newbury Society – Honorary President
  • West Berkshire Mencap – Patron
  • West Berkshire SPOKES – Member

Nationally he is involved with;

  • Conservative Friends of International Development – Patron
  • Conservative Middle East Council   – Member
  • Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit – Advisory Board
  • Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – Trustee
  • Help for Heroes – Founder Patron and former founding Trustee
  • National Association for Therapeutic Education – Patron
  • Plantlife – Trustee
  • Standing Conference on Countryside Sports – Vice Chairman
  • UK Water Partnership – Chair (Government/private partnership promoting the water industry)
  • Walking With The Wounded – Ambassador
  • Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum – Patron