Ben and his wife Liza live in north Lancashire with their three young children.
Before entering Parliament, Ben served for 8 years in the Scots Guards seeing service in many locations including Northern Ireland, Central America and Germany. At 21 on his first operational tour, Ben was mentioned in despatches.
When time permits, Ben and Liza enjoy racing, walking and skiing.
Ben was elected as MP for Lancaster & Wyre in May 2005.
Since that time, Ben has put forward a range of parliamentary questions on the issues and concerns that matter to people in Lancaster & Wyre.
Ben was appointed Shadow Minister for Scotland in 2007, and Assistant Government Whip in 2014.