Bernard Jenkin

Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex

@bernardjenkin https://facebook.com/bernardjenkin

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Your MP (Bernard Jenkin) represents you, and all of the people who live in Harwich and North Essex, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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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

  • Chair, Liaison Sub-Committee on Scrutiny of Strategic Thinking in Government (since 22 Jun 2023)
  • Chair, Liaison Sub-Committee on Scrutiny of Strategic Thinking in Government (since 22 Jun 2023)
  • Chair, Liaison Sub-Committee on National Policy Statements (since 22 Sep 2021)
  • Chair, Liaison Sub-Committee on National Policy Statements (since 22 Sep 2021)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 25 May 2021)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee) (16 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Chair, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee) (16 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Apr 2018 to 16 May 2018)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) ( 6 Nov 2017 to 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 20 May 2020)
  • 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)
  • 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, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) ( 3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Public Administration Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Public Administration Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (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)

Recent appearances

  • National Grid Proposals: North East Lincolnshire 23 May 2024

    I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his endorsement of OffSET. It is encouraging to find that we have had a bit of influence. Will he clarify, however, whether this background work will be continued during the general election period so that it is ready for an incoming Minister, whether it is him returning to office or another Minister?
  • National Grid Proposals: North East Lincolnshire 23 May 2024

    I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this timely debate because what he describes affects Norfolk, Suffolk, and Harwich and North Essex in particular, and other Essex constituencies where the Government are not considering new technology at the moment. Instead of pylons, we could have high-voltage, direct-current underground systems of the kind that are now the default option in Germany,...
  • Ukraine 20 May 2024

    Would it not also be sensible to emphasise that if we want this war to go on forever, we should allow Russia to stay in control of sovereign Ukrainian territory? If we want to have a clean and clear end to this conflict, the only way to do so is to expel Russia from illegally occupied territory.

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 13 May 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Role, work or services: Writing articles in Diplomat Magazine
Payer: Aros Corporation Ltd, private address
(Updated 30 April 2024)
Payment: £325
Received on: 3 November 2023. Hours: 2 hrs.
(Registered 14 November 2023)
Payment expected: £325
Completed or provided on: 25 November 2023. Hours: 2 hrs.
(Registered 20 November 2023)
Payment: £325
Received on: 12 April 2024. Hours: 2 hrs.
(Registered 30 April 2024)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Chris Fenwick
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to my re-election fighting fund
Donor status: individual
(Registered 19 February 2024)
Name of donor: Britt Shaw
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 to my re-election fighting fund
Donor status: individual
(Registered 19 February 2024)
Name of donor: Andrew Ross-Skinner
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to my re-election fighting fund
Donor status: individual
(Registered 19 February 2024)
Name of donor: Britt Shaw
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Sponsorship of an event for my re-election campaign, including venue hire and food, value £4,800
Donor status: individual
(Registered 19 February 2024)
Name of donor: Adrian Johnson
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500 to my re-election fighting fund
Donor status: individual
(Registered 26 February 2024)
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: A day’s shooting (value is approximate), value £500
Date received: 13 January 2024
Date accepted: 13 January 2024
Donor status: individual
(Registered 15 January 2024)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Name of company or organisation: Capital plc
Nature of business: Mining equipment and services
Interest held: from 1 May 2021 until 10 August 2023
(Registered 15 October 2021; updated 26 February 2024)
Name of company or organisation: Creightons plc
Nature of business: Manufacturer of cosmetics and toiletries
Interest held: from 30 July 2021 until 11 August 2023
(Registered 15 October 2021; updated 26 February 2024)
8. Miscellaneous
A Vice President of Combat Stress, a charity offering mental health services to veterans. This is an unpaid role.
(Registered 15 December 2021)
Director and Chairman of Beach Road Water Ltd, a non-profit company limited by guarantee. This is an unpaid role.
Date interest arose: 20 July 2011
(Registered 11 December 2023)

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