Bernard Jenkin

MP, Harwich and North Essex

Harwich and North Essex Conservative

Bernard Jenkin campaigned to leave the European Union

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Bernard Jenkin’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker), who has made not only a passionate speech, but an extremely well informed and able speech that puts very well the case for maintaining our independent nuclear deterrent. It is striking that my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister should choose this debate as the first occasion on which to appear at the Dispatch Box as...
  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    I appreciate that it was in their manifesto, but what of the bit of hypocrisy highlighted so ably by the hon. Member for Gedling? On the one hand, they reject the whole notion of nuclear defence, yet they want an independent Scotland to join NATO, which is a nuclear alliance, and benefit from the shelter that other countries are prepared to provide them with as part of the nuclear umbrella.
  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    I will move on to the next point, Mr Deputy Speaker. My right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary is fond of describing Trident as an insurance policy, but I counsel him to use that phrase sparingly, because the maintenance of our nuclear deterrent is so much more than just an insurance policy. It is not a premium. That description “de-emphasises” the way in which the deterrent is...

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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

  • 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 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 18 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 1 Aug 2016.

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:
14 October 2015, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 21 October 2015)
15 December 2015, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 December 2015)
7 February 2016, received £250 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 08 February 2016)
2 May 2016, received £325 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 03 May 2016; updated 06 May 2016)
8 July 2016, received £325 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2016)
13 July 2016, received £350 from Associated Newspapers Ltd Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London W8 5TT, for an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 13 July 2016)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Reditus Management Ltd
Address of donor: 43-45 Dorset Street, London W1U 7NA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,326.40 to cover the cost of placing a one page advert, relating to my local EU Referendum campaign, in the regional press

Date received: 13 June 2016

Date accepted: 13 June 2016

Donor status: company, registration 08301398

(Registered 18 July 2016)
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 £1,500

Date received: 17 October 2015

Date accepted: 17 October 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 October 2015)
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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