Scott Lloyd Benton is the Member of Parliament for Blackpool South, holding office since the 2019 United Kingdom general election. A member of the Conservative Party, he was previously a councillor on Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.
Benton was born in Newport, Wales, to Alan and Krystina Benton and grew up in Rastrick, West Yorkshire, and attended Rastrick High School. He studied theology as an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham and was awarded a first Bachelor of Arts degree and also later completed a Master of Arts degree in the subject. After graduating, Benton worked as a primary school teacher.
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In 2011, Benton was elected to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council for the Brighouse ward and was the deputy leader of the Council and then leader of the Conservative group at Times.
In January 2021, Benton was found to have broken Parliamentary rules by failing to register six entries in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests within the House’s 28-day deadline for payments received for his work as a Members’ researcher. The Parliamentary commissioner for standards found that he had breached the rules.
On 13 June 2022, Benton was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office ministerial team.
On 5 April 2023, journalists from The Times posed as gambling industry investors and offered Benton a paid advisory role. Benton declined the role after consulting with the Commons Registrar and the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner. He then referred himself to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, and the Conservative Party Whip was suspended for the duration of the investigation. No rules appear to have been broken, according to BBC New
Scott Benton age
Scott was born on the 1st of July 1987 in Newport, United Kingdom and is 35 years old.
Scott Benton parents
Benton was born in Newport, Wales, to Alan and Krystina Benton. Nothing is known about Scott’s parent for now but readers will be updated if any reports on his parents pops up.
Scott Benton net worth
As of 2023, Scott Benton has an estimated net worth of not less than $1-4 million.
Scott Benton children
Scott Benton married Harry Symonds in November 2021 in the Palace of Westminster bur details about his children are not known.