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

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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Recent appearances

  • European Council 2016 19 Dec 2016

    In the Prime Minister’s conversations with our EU partners, will she make it clear that, whatever deal we strike with the European Union, we will be offering free trade? Will she ask them why anybody is considering a reversion to protectionism and tariffs, particularly in view of the fact that paragraph 5 of article 3 of the treaty on European Union enjoins the EU to contribute to...
  • The Government's Plan for Brexit 7 Dec 2016

    I found the speech by the right hon. Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham) rather refreshing. I submit that democracy is an awesome thing. When the tide turns in the minds of the voters, it is refreshing to see their democratically elected representatives turning as well. I wish him well in advancing a humane case for a humane and sensible immigration policy. We have to acknowledge that this is a...
  • The Government's Plan for Brexit 7 Dec 2016

    I wholly agree with my right hon. Friend. The Latin monetary union was formed in 1865 in Europe and lasted for 62 years, but has been completely forgotten. It is never discussed. It came and went, and I think that we will come to see our EU membership, barely longer than a generation, in the same way. There are two aspects to the motion. First, the Government will produce a plan—we all...

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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


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: 9 Jan 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:
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)
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)
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)
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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