Rt Hon Lord Benyon

Former Environment Minister

In the final episode of Series 2, Laura speaks to Lord Benyon, former MP for Newbury and Environment Minister. Richard spills the beans on a private meeting with the Prime Minister and Dominic Cummings when he and twenty other Conservative rebels got their whips removed when trying to prevent a no-deal Brexit. It wasn’t the first time he found himself on “the naughty step”. Richard also tells us about his passion for the environment and marine conservation as well his campaign for the Magnitsky Act and his time in the Intelligence and Security Committee.

You can follow Rt Hon Lord Benyon and Laura on Twitter: @RichardHRBenyon and @LauraRound.

In What Were You Thinking former political advisor Laura Round speaks to politicians, opinion formers and business people to find out about the experiences, people and places that have inspired them. What motivates them? Why did they decide to do what they do? What are the most memorable and surprising situations they have found themselves in? The answer is often unexpected.

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