Bernard Jenkin

MP, Harwich and North Essex

Harwich and North Essex Conservative

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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Bernard Jenkin

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants: Accountability 25 Mar 2015

    At what may well be my right hon. Friend’s last appearance in the House of Commons at the Dispatch Box, may I remark that his five-year term as Minister for the Cabinet Office in charge of civil service policy for the Government will have truly left its mark not just on the civil service but on this House? His tenacity, commitment and sincerity are of great credit to him.
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Defence Spending 12 Mar 2015

    May I first remark upon the absence of my hon. Friend the Member for Stone (Sir William Cash)? He had wished to be here to support the motion but is attending the funeral of Sergeant Doug Lakey, who was awarded the military medal and was with my hon. Friend’s father, Captain Paul Cash, on the day he was killed in Normandy in July 1944. I congratulate the hon. Member for Strangford...
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Defence Spending 12 Mar 2015

    Yes, and it should not be forgotten that our subscription to the EU is also written into legislation, and that we are not allowed to change that. I am thinking of asking the Library to speculate on when our contribution to the European Union will overtake what we spend on defence. The question is what role defence plays in shaping the kind of world we want. We need to possess and be able to...

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Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented North Essex; Colchester North

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Trade and Industry
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Regional Assemblies
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Inflation
  • Departmental Press: Subscriptions

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Protection of Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2014 to 3 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Public Administration Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (27 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Dec 2005 to 7 Nov 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (The Regions) (1 Oct 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (1 Sep 2001 to 1 Oct 2003)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (19 Jun 1998 to 1 Sep 2001)
  • Opposition Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1 Jan 1998 to 19 Jun 1998)
  • Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales) (1 Jul 1997 to 1 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (6 Dec 1993 to 21 Mar 1997)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 108 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bernard Jenkin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1157 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Aros Corporation Limited, 112 Eversleigh Road, London SW11 5XB, (formerly Envoy Media, 11 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X 7EE), for regular column in Diplomat Magazine. Two hours work per month:
27 May 2014, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 9 June 2014)
8 September 2014, received £500 for two articles. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 September 2014)
14 November 2014, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 4 December 2014)
15 January 2015, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2015)
1 June 2014, received payment of £120 from John Wiley & Sons, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester PO9 8SQ, for an article published in The Political Quarterly. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 June 2014)
30 October 2014, received £300 from Guardian News & Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP, for an article published in the Observer. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 6 November 2014) 
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Pietas Consulting Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 9 Great Chesterford Court, London Road, Great Chesterford CB10 1PF
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,076.12 in meeting the costs of a dinner held for my own local party and that of another Conservative candidate.
(a) Donor status: company, registration 07976020
(a) (Registered 12 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Priya Hiranandani
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 19 December 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Richard Matthews
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: one day’s shooting; estimated value £1,500
Date of receipt of donation: 8 November 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 8 November 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 3 December 2014)
Name of donor: Richard Matthews
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: one day’s shooting; estimated value £1,500
Date of receipt of donation: 8 December 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 8 December 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 9 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
Rental income from lodgers at my main home in London.

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