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 very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Bernard Jenkin quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 4 Nov 2014

    House of Commons Governance: House of Commons Governance. 4:30 pm; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Dame Janet Gaymer DBE QC, External member and acting Chair, House of Commons Management Board, Barbara Scott, external member, House of Commons Management Board and Alex Jablonowski, former external member, House of Commons Management Board; Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Mr Bernard Jenkin MP and Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: European Council 27 Oct 2014

    May I remind my right hon. Friend that our net contribution to the European Union is already larger than our fastest growing expenditure programme on overseas aid and we are paying that money to an organisation that has not had its accounts signed off for 19 years? Therefore, may I commend him for taking a robust stand on this matter, and will he undertake to make sure that Parliament gets a...
  • Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 23 Oct 2014

    The problem the hon. Gentleman has is that I was told by a member of his party’s Front-Bench team that they were delighted that we were putting the Act through, because it meant that Labour would not face an early election for which it was completely unprepared.

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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 38 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 28 written questions 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.
  • Has voted in 80.93% 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: 10 Nov 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:
18 November 2013, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 3 December 2013)
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)
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) 
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)
8. Land and Property
Rental income from lodgers at my main home in London.

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