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Hilary Benn

Labour's shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn wowed the House of Commons this week with an 'electrifying' speech calling for air strikes against Islamic State in Syria.

Labour's shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn wowed the House of Commons this week with an 'electrifying' speech calling for airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria. For some commentators it was the moment he finally stepped out his famous father's shadow.

He's worked his way up the party ranks from councillor in Ealing, to MP for Leeds Central and then the Cabinet. But this relatively quiet and unassuming politician has rarely, till now, been thought of as leadership material. With his speech this week, that's changed.

Presenter: Mark Coles
Producers: Ben Crighton and Katie Inman.

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