Bernard Jenkin

MP, Harwich and North Essex

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Harwich and North Essex Conservative

Bernard Jenkin’s voting in Parliament

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

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

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval 17 Apr 2018

    Thank you, Mr Speaker. I will endeavour to be as swift as I possibly can. The right hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford) has, I think, just punched a hole in his own argument. He responded to my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve), a former Attorney General, by assuring us that in any debate about some putative military action nobody...

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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

Bernard Jenkin campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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 6 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 12 Jul 2017)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Bernard Jenkin’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 94.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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") 1310 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

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:
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 26 April 2017. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 27 April 2017)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 16 August 2017. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 21 August 2017)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 4 November 2017. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 13 November 2017)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 20 November 2017. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 06 December 2017)
10 June 2017, received £500 from Associated Newspapers Ltd Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London W8 5TT, for an article in the Mail on Sunday. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 10 July 2017)
4 October 2017, received £150 from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A OAA, for being a member of the panel on BBC Radio Four Any Questions. Hours: 6 hrs including travel and preparation. (Registered 13 October 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mr Alan Halsall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Mr Peter Cruddas
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Flowidea Ltd
Address of donor: Arbuthnot House, 7 Wilson Street, London EC2 Y 9AR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 02463564

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Mr Michael Spencer
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 July 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Jonny Minter
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: One day's shooting with an estimated value of £800

Date received: 9 December 2017

Date accepted: 9 December 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2018)
Name of donor: Richard Matthews
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: One day's shooting with an estimated value of £1,500

Date received: 1 January 2018

Date accepted: 1 January 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) PO Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air travel, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £2,500 (2) Bus travel and airport VIP service with a value of £650

Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank

Dates of visit: 11-16 February 2018

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.

(Registered 27 February 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving 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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