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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

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 never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Government Assistance: Coronavirus 6 May 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which covid-19 Government support schemes are (a) subject to the European Commission’s Temporary Framework for State Aid; (b) subject to the De Minimis Framework for State Aid; and (b) not subject to State Aid rules.
  • Business of the House 19 Mar 2020

    I thank my right hon. Friend for his response to the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Tommy Sheppard) on how this House should operate. I want to connect two issues: the scrutiny of emergency powers and the need for public confidence in their exercise, and the role of Select Committees. When does he think he will be in a position to announce to the House what the arrangements for Select...
  • Coronavirus: Employment Support 19 Mar 2020

    I commend my right hon. Friend the Member for Tunbridge Wells (Greg Clark) for his urgent question and endorse everything he said. Those of us who are not in the engine room of Government are being told by our constituents that, welcome though Tuesday’s package was, it is simply not going to be enough. When diehards such as my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood) and...

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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
  • Departmental Press: Subscriptions
  • Inflation

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 2 Mar 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, 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)
  • 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, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 20 May 2020)
  • 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, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • 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: 26 May 2020.

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 20 June 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2019)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 2 September 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 03 September 2019)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 21 October 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 October 2019)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 24 January 2020. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 03 February 2020)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 20 March 2020. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 06 April 2020)
Payment of £325 expected for an article written on 7 May 2020. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 12 May 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Flowidea Ltd
Address of donor: Arbuthnot House, 7 Wilson Street, London EC2Y 9AR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 02463564

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Edward Atkin CBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Capt Richard Coolen
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Dr Peter Cruddas
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Patrick Dalby
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Flying Trade Limited
Address of donor: Europa House, Europa Way, Harwich CO12 4PT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 02285142

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Gerald Kaye
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Katie J Potts
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Jon Moynihan OBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Jon Moynihan OBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hosting of fundraising dinner, value £4,131

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Pietas Limited
Address of donor: 9 Great Chesterford Court, London Road, Great Chesterford CB10 1PF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hosting of fundraising dinner, value £2,879.31

Donor status: company, registration 03988618

(Registered 10 January 2020)
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: day's shooting, approx value £1,500

Date received: 31 January 2020

Date accepted: 31 January 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 March 2020)
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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