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 moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Bernard Jenkin quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

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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, 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 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 29 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 81.60% 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.
  • 105 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bernard Jenkin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1127 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Aros Corporation Limited, 4th Floor, 33 Lowndes Street, London SW1X 9HX (formerly Envoy Media, 11 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X 7EE), for regular column in Diplomat Magazine. Two hours work per month:
3 July 2013, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. Payment made to Harwich and North Essex Conservative Association. (Registered 8 July 2013)
12 July 2013, received £1,000 for four articles. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 August 2013)
24 July 2013, received £240 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. Payment made to my research assistant. (Registered 23 August 2013)
19 August 2013, received £1,250 for five articles. Hours: 10 hrs. Payment made to Harwich and North Essex Conservative Association. (Registered 24 August 2013)
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)
3 July 2013, payment of £150 from BBC Contributor Payments, PO Box 480, Manchester, M14 0EL, for appearance on BBC R4 ‘Any Questions’ panel. Hours: 4 hours preparation and participation plus 6 hours travel. (Registered 8 July 2013)
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)
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: Jon Moynihan
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 15 July 2013)
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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