Richard Benyon was Member of Parliament for Newbury from 2005 until 2019. Prior to that, he managed his family business in West Berkshire at Englefield. A former soldier, Richard later became a Chartered Surveyor and was a member of Newbury District Council in the 1990s. He now sits in the House of Lords as Lord Benyon of Englefield.

He has been active in support of a number of local organisations, including the Citizens Advice Bureau and Mary Hare School for the Deaf. He was one of the Founding Trustees of Help for Heroes. Richard has been a patron of Swings & Smiles since 2014.

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