Bernard Jenkin

MP, Harwich and North Essex

Harwich and North Essex Conservative

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How Bernard Jenkin voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Bernard Jenkin quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 18 Dec 2014

    May I say how happy I am to be able to join all those who have commended the House of Commons Governance Committee report, and urge my right hon. Friend to bring forward the debate as quickly as possible so that the findings can be implemented? I say that not least because I was the guy who came up with the idea of this Committee; I drafted the motion that was accepted by the House; and I was...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 3 Dec 2014

    May I commend to my right hon. Friend the debate in Westminster Hall this morning, which was kicked off by my hon. Friend the Member for Meon Valley (George Hollingbery), on the catastrophic decline of sea bass stocks across northern Europe? We heard that successive Governments have been trying to persuade the EU for decades to address that problem. Will the Prime Minister undertake to put...
  • [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — UK Sea Bass Stocks 3 Dec 2014

    I do not intend to detain Westminster Hall for more than a few minutes. Do we not all share a feeling of rising anger and frustration, which almost brings tears to our eyes, as we listen to the debate? We have heard about the manifesto commitment on which the Labour party was elected, and my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Richard Benyon), the former Fisheries Minister, has said he...

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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Draft Protection of Charities Bill (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Defence Committee (29 Nov 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chairman (Candidates), Conservative Party (16 Dec 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Shadow Minister, Trade & Industry (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for the Regions, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.39% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1142 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

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:
12 December 2013, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 15 December 2013)
2 December 2013, received £250 for article. Payment made to Harwich and North Essex Conservative Association. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 2 January 2014)
13 March 2014, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 24 March 2014)
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)
27 December 2013, received payment of £800 for newspaper article from Mail on Sunday, Northcliffe Accounting Centre, St George Street, Leicester LE1 1ZP. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 31 December 2013)
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)
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 £1,000
Date of receipt of donation: 30 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 30 November 2013
Donor status: individual
(Registered 23 December 2013)
Name of donor: David Gibbon
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One day’s shooting, estimated value £700
Date of receipt of donation: 29 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 29 November 2013
Donor status: individual
(Registered 23 December 2013)
Name of donor: Jonathan Minter
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One day’s shooting, estimated value £700
Date of receipt of donation: 14 December 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 14 December 2013
Donor status: individual
(Registered 23 December 2013)
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)
8. Land and Property
Rental income from lodgers at my main home in London.

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