Bernard Jenkin

Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex

@bernardjenkin https://facebook.com/bernardjenkin

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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:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Bernard Jenkin’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Bernard Jenkin’s full vote analysis page for more.

Bernard Jenkin has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Government Response to Covid-19: Public Inquiry 22 Jul 2021

    I am fully aware that the Government are learning lessons as quickly as possible, but they are underpowering their ability to strengthen public confidence. This just looks too much like the ordinary activity of Government. For example, if the call for evidence was going to be independently assessed—not by a statutory inquiry but at least by an independent chair, supported by a panel of...
  • Government Response to Covid-19: Public Inquiry 22 Jul 2021

    Will my right hon. Friend place on the record who is the sponsoring Minister?
  • Government Response to Covid-19: Public Inquiry 22 Jul 2021

    I am fully aware that the Government are learning lessons as quickly as possible, but they are underpowering their ability to strengthen public confidence. This just looks too much like the ordinary activity of Government. For example, if the call for evidence was going to be independently assessed—not by a statutory inquiry but at least by an independent chair, supported by a panel of...

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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

Social Media

Expenses

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

  • 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 Investigation Bill (Joint Committee) (16 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • 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) (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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.

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 5 September 2020. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 18 September 2020)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 19 October 2020. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 October 2020)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 24 January 2021. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 January 2021)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 19 March 2021. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 March 2021)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 5 May 2021. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 12 May 2021)
Payments from MACE Media Ltd, 8A Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1W 0EN, for articles written for MACE magazine:
Payment of £250 expected for an article written on 9 September 2020. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 18 September 2020)
Payment of £250 expected for an article written on 8 March 2021. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 March 2021)
Payments from the Telegraph Media Group Ltd, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for articles for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph:
Payment of £250 expected for an article written on 10 September 2020. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 18 September 2020)
Payment of £350 expected for an article written on 20 September 2020. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 21 September 2020)
18 November 2020, received £280 for an article. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 10 November 2020; updated 14 January 2021)
Payment of £500 expected from Primary Access and Research Ltd, 64 Eaton Place, London SWIX 8AT, for a speech to the Turf Club on 27 May 2021. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 23 June 2021)

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