Bernard Jenkin

MP, Harwich and North Essex

Harwich and North Essex Conservative

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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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee 16 Mar 2017

    (Select Committee Statement): I am grateful to the Backbench Business Committee for providing time for me to present our 10th report of this Session, entitled “Lessons still to be learned from the Chilcot Inquiry”. The decision to invade Iraq has left an indelible scar on British politics. It continues to be as controversial today as it was at the time, not least because it became...
  • Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee 16 Mar 2017

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his question. I voted for the Iraq invasion. I still do not know whether I would have voted the same way had we known much more about it. The salient part is the lack of preparation, and I would not have voted for it had I thought that there had been so little preparation. Having said that, I think the jury is still out on whether, in the long term, the...
  • Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee 16 Mar 2017

    I will endeavour to be extremely brief. I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for her question, her participation in the Select Committee and her contribution to the report. The answer is that we are making recommendations about the conduct of inquiries, and I doubt whether the Government will like them because they would limit their control over the process. Most Governments establish public...

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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
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

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:
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)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 18 August 2016. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 05 December 2016)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 17 October 2016. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 05 December 2016)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 18 November 2016. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 05 December 2016)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 23 January 2017. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 24 January 2017)
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)
27 October 2016, received £200 from Guardian News and Media, PO Box 68164, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP, for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 November 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: Pietas Ltd
Address of donor: 9 Great Chesterford Court, London Road, Great Chesterford CB10 1PF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Business Club dinner on 30 November 2016, value £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 03988618

(Registered 04 January 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
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: David Gibbon
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One day’s shooting, estimated value £700

Date received: 11 November 2016

Date accepted: 11 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 25 November 2016)
Name of donor: EPC United Kingdom plc
Address of donor: Venture Crescent, Nix's Hill Industrial Estate, Alfreton DE55 7RA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Dinner, overnight stay and a day’s shooting with a total value of £650

Date received: 6-7 January 2017

Date accepted: 6 January 2017

Donor status: company, registration 00084170

(Registered 01 February 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire & Sons, HSBC, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, and Arup)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Economy class flights (international and domestic) £822.51; accommodation £455.91; food and drink £163.96; meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire) £243.56; total £1,685.94

Destination of visit: China (Beijing and Wuhan)

Dates of visit: 13–17 November 2016

Purpose of visit: To maintain and strengthen relations between the UK Parliament and the National People’s Congress of China; support British businesses operating in China; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of China.

(Registered 23 November 2016)
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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