Bernard Jenkin

Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex

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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.

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 has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister's Role in Creating a Safe Environment 26 Sep 2019

    There is already a danger of these exchanges turning into a “holier than thou” competition. We should reflect on how much unhappiness and anxiety there is among Members of the House and that this is going to be expressed in various ways. People are going to use robust and emotive language to express their views, and that is entirely understandable. May I just make one request, Mr...
  • Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election 4 Sep 2019

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Is there some way of tabling a motion “That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty’s Opposition”?
  • Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election 4 Sep 2019

    I think every Member in this House respects the passion and bravery of the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas), but will she at least recognise the irony that she is calling for the revitalisation of democracy at the same time as speaking against renewing the representative mandate of this House? I would invite the House to consider—[Interruption.] I am going to be very...

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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
  • Cabinet Office
  • Regional Assemblies
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Departmental Press: Subscriptions
  • Inflation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (since 13 Feb 2019)
  • 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

  • Chair, Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee) (16 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Apr 2018 to 16 May 2018)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

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 6 November 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 06 November 2018)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 23 January 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 February 2019)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 20 March 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 March 2019)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 20 June 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2019)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 2 September 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 03 September 2019)
Payment of £1,000 expected from Redburn Europe Ltd (independent equities broker), 10 Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7RF, for a speaking engagement on 16 September 2018. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 08 October 2018)
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 with an approx. value of £1,500

Date received: 25 January 2019

Date accepted: 25 January 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 February 2019)
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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