MP, Harwich and North Essex
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Bernard JenkinLast updated: 19 Apr 2017
It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Sir David—albeit fleetingly, perhaps. I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw (Marion Fellows). I did not agree with all her points, but I thought that the collaborative tone of her response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy set the tone that the public want and expect to see in the House. I commend the Gracious Speech. I...
I am glad that my right hon. Friend has made that intervention, because I want to be absolutely clear. I fully support what the Prime Minister is doing in setting up a public inquiry; what I am suggesting is that a special Select Committee should be established to supervise the setting up of the inquiry, to monitor it and, essentially, to set some timelines. These inquiries take so long...
A Queen’s Speech with, I think, 21 Bills in it, and draft Bills, is not a thin Queen’s Speech. May I just point out that the mandate from a 42.5% vote share in this high-turnout election is rather better than, say, Tony Blair’s mandate in 2005, when he got only 35% of the vote?
Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented North Essex; Colchester North
Bernard Jenkin campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
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Last updated: 2 May 2017.
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