The Hon Dr Stephen Benn (born 1951) is the Heir Apparent to the Viscountcy of Stansgate. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January An heir apparent is an Heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation cannot be displaced from inheriting the term is used in contrast to Heir presumptive Viscount Stansgate, of Stansgate in the County of Essex is a currently disclaimed title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
He is the eldest child and son of the politician Tony Benn and the late educationalist Caroline Benn. Anthony "Tony" Neil Wedgwood Benn (born 3 April 1925 formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, is a British Socialist Politician. Caroline Middleton DeCamp Benn ( 13 October 1926 - 22 November 2000) formerly Viscountess Stansgate, was an educationalist and He is married to prominent Labour figure Nita Clarke (née Bowes). His wife was educated at Beckenham Grammar School for girls, now Langley Park, a successful Foundation School. She was House Captain of Burrell House and a resourceful innovator and leader before she left school to attend LSE in 1970. They have a daughter Emily, and a son Daniel.
Although less prominent politically than his brother, the Environment Secretary (from June 2007) Hilary Benn, Stephen Benn was one of the two elected representatives for Hackney North and Stoke Newington on the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA), serving from 1986 (after the abolition of the Greater London Council by the Conservative Government) until its demise in 1990. Hilary James Wedgwood Benn (born 26 November 1953) is a British Labour politician currently serving as the Secretary of State for Environment Hackney North and Stoke Newington is a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Inner London Education Authority (ILEA was the education authority for the 12 inner London boroughs from 1965 until its abolition in 1990 The Greater London Council (GLC was the top-tier Local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to 1986 The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. He is currently chief of political affairs and government relations at the world's oldest and Europe's largest chemical society, the Royal Society of Chemistry.
In September 2007, shortly before her 18th birthday, Benn's daughter Emily was selected to contest East Worthing and Shoreham for the Labour party in the next general election. Emily Sophia Wedgwood Benn (born 4 October 1989) is the eldest child and only daughter of Stephen Benn and Nita Clarke (née Bowes East Worthing and Shoreham is a County constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. .