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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 20 Mar 2019

Recent appearances

  • EU Withdrawal Joint Committee: Oversight 20 Mar 2019

    May I return to the question raised by my right hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Theresa Villiers) to contest my hon. Friend the Minister’s rather doubtful assertion that this is normal for an international treaty? I do not know of any other international treaty where one of the signing parties is submitting to a law-making power by the other, the laws will be made in a Joint...
  • Interserve 18 Mar 2019

    Does my hon. Friend recall the inquiry and report by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, which I Chair, on the collapse of Carillion? We found that in this sector there was a habit of companies taking on far too much risk without sufficient compensation from contractors, and we found over-optimism on the behalf of Government that they could transfer risk at...
  • Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union 14 Mar 2019

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

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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
  • Inflation
  • Departmental Press: Subscriptions

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Mar 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 16 March 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2018)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 29 April 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 30 April 2018)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 22 June 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 June 2018)
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)
21 March 2018, received £328 from the Telegraph Media Group Ltd, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for an article published in the Daily Telegraph on 3 February 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 27 April 2018)
Payment of £750 expected from News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for an article for the Sun on Sunday written on 20 April 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 27 April 2018)
Payment of £150 expected from Trinity Mirror plc, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP, for an article for the Daily Mirror written on 23 April 2018. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 April 2018)
Payment of £750 expected from News Corp UK Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for an article for the Sun on Sunday written on 15 July 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 26 July 2018)
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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