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Benyon was educated at Wellington School, Somerset from 1956 to 1960.
After the murder of Airey Neave, Benyon became the new candidate to be Member of Parliament (MP) for the Conservative stronghold of Abingdon in 1979 - which he won with ease. However, in 1983, the seat was abolished in boundary changes - and Benyon has not been an MP since.
Church of England
Tom and Olivia Jane Benyon, with James Pringle, Sue Gibbs, Clare Hayns, James Maberly and the Rev David Streater, founded Zimbabwe National Emergency (ZANE), a charity, in 2002. It was spearheaded by Tom Benyon after he met Cathy Olds whose husband Martin was hacked to death in Zimbabwe the previous year, in 2001, when their farm was occupied by Robert Mugabe loyalists.
Benyon was awarded the OBE in recognition of his "services to vulnerable people in Zimbabwe".
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1979 & 1983
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Benyon
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