Bernard Jenkin

MP, Harwich and North Essex

Harwich and North Essex Conservative

Bernard Jenkin’s voting in Parliament

Bernard Jenkin is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Bernard Jenkin sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Bernard Jenkin almost always voted against fixed periods between parliamentary elections, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Bernard Jenkin quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Illegal Immigrants: Harwich 15 Sep 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, where each of the (a) 68 clandestine migrants and (b) four lorry drivers are that were stopped in Harwich in June 2015; and if she will make a statement.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 9 Sep 2015

    Does my right hon. Friend recall that in the debate about Syria two years ago there were voices around this Chamber arguing that the conflicts in Syria and elsewhere were nothing to do with us and should not involve us? Is it not clear that the failure of western security strategy in the middle east and elsewhere is the main driver of this migration crisis, and may I endorse his requirement...
  • European Union Referendum Bill (Programme) (No. 2): European Union Referendum Bill 7 Sep 2015

    I think the right hon. Gentleman and I are in agreement about the role of civil servants—obeying the Government of the day but not carrying out instructions that would put their Ministers in breach of purdah. There should be something in the civil service code that makes it clear that the yes and no campaigns of a referendum are the equivalent of political parties in an election, but...

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Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex

Entered the 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, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 18 Jun 2015)

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 38 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.41% 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.
  • 106 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bernard Jenkin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1176 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
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:
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 04 December 2014)
15 January 2015, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 02 February 2015)
22 May 2015, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 May 2015)
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 06 November 2014)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Pietas Consulting Ltd
Address of donor: 9 Great Chesterford Court, London Road, Great Chesterford CB10 1PF

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.

Donor status: company, registration 07976020

(Registered 12 November 2014)
Name of donor: Priya Hiranandani
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 December 2014)
Name of donor: Thomas Bates and Sons Ltd
Address of donor: The Old Brickworks, Church Road, Harold Wood, Romford RM3 0JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration 00218682

(Registered 29 May 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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 03 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 09 December 2014)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Rental income from lodgers at my main home in London: (i) and (ii)

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