Benedict Gummer

Benedict Gummer, Conservative MP for Ipswich

Benn, Hilary

Hilary Benn, Labour MP for Leeds Central

Berry, Jake

Jake Berry, Conservative MP for Rossendale and Darwen

Betts, Clive

Clive Betts, Labour MP for Sheffield South East

Bill Team

All Government Bills originate in departments and have Bill team of civil servants assigned to oversee the drafting and passage of the Bill, as supervised by the sponsoring Minister. Draft Bills also have Bill teams, who tend to participate in the pre-legislative scrutiny process in Parliament.

Binge Drinking

What is binge drinking The definition of binge drinking has been open to debate, but has tended to become increasingly more inclusive the higher binge drinking rises up the political agenda. Traditional medical definitions of binge drinking tended to assume a period of intense drinking extending over several days, whereas now journalists and increasingly many...


The 24 most senior bishops in the Church of England are entitled to sit, speak and vote in the House. Apart from the two archbishops (of Canterbury and of York) and the Bishops of Durham, London and Winchester, the seniority of bishops is measured in the number of years they have held office. If a...

Black, Mhairi

Mhairi Black, SNP MP for Paisley & Renfrewshire South

Blackford, Ian

Ian Blackford, SNP MP for Ross, Skye & Lochaber

Blackman, Kirsty

Kirsty Blackman, SNP MP for Aberdeen North

Blomfield, Paul

Paul Blomfiel, Labour MP for Sheffield Central


The BNP's prominence in the news far outweighs its modest support. Before the setbacks of the 2010 general election many commentators became concerned the party would benefit from the 'perfect storm' of a recession and mass disillusionment with mainstream politics after the expenses crisis. In the 2005 general election, the party stood 119 candidates across...

Bob Ainsworth

Coventry North East, Labour

Bob Blackman

Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East

Bob Russell

Colchester, Liberal Democrats

Bone, Peter

Peter Bone, Conservative MP for Wellingborough

Bottomley, Peter

Peter Bottomley, Conservative MP for Worthing West

Bradshaw, Benjamin

Benjamin Bradshaw, Labour MP for Exeter

Brady, Graham

Graham Brady, Conservative MP for Altrincham and Sale West