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 sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: NHS Reform 16 Jul 2015

    I thank my right hon. Friend very much for his extraordinarily embracing response to the Public Administration Select Committee report on clinical incident investigation. We started less than a year ago with the germ of an idea, and it has turned into what amounts to a radical reform of safety investigation in the health service. That is a tribute to him and to the Committee’s...
  • Business of the House 14 Jul 2015

    May I observe for my right hon. Friend that the Scottish National party has only one objective in this House, which is to foment the break-up of the United Kingdom? Unless all Unionist parties in this House work together to frustrate that aim, instead of continuing the usual games we play in this House, we will help them to achieve that objective.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Calais 14 Jul 2015

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that we are witnessing the kind of large-scale migrations that were predicted some 20 years ago? We now need a much more comprehensive response from responsible countries to deal with the issue. I commend her for insisting to our European partners that they should seek to return people to their home countries rather than accepting them into the European Union,...

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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

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 1 written question 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 92.45% 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") 1174 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 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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