Kevan Jones

MP, North Durham

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North Durham Labour

Kevan Jones’s voting in Parliament

Kevan Jones is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Kevan Jones sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Kevan Jones generally voted against introducing foundation hospitals, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Kevan Jones has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment: Cost Effectiveness 14 Nov 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the (a) Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft programme (b) Apache capability sustainment programme and (c) Type 26 frigate programme have realised those efficiencies referred to on page 8 of the Defence Equipment Plan 2018.
  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice: Education Funding 13 Nov 2018

    The Secretary of State will be aware that there are pressures on all authorities in providing for children with special needs and disabilities. The cabinet member for education in Durham, Olwyn Gunn, has written to the Secretary of State highlighting the plight of Durham, which had a £4.7 million overspend last year and is projected to spend even more this year. What is the Secretary of...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Shipping: Procurement 12 Nov 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's latest timetables are for the orders of (a) Type 31e (first batch), and (b) Fleet Solid Support vessels.

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Labour MP for North Durham

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

Kevan Jones campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
  • HMS Victory
  • Army: Recruitment

Currently held offices

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 16 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 6 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Administration Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (8 Oct 2010 to 6 Jan 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Veterans) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 26 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 28 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Defence Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 19 Jan 2009)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Kevan Jones’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 441 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 79 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kevan Jones’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 997 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
9 April 2018, received £350, from Knickerbockerglory Ltd., 2CDE MacFarlane Road, London W12 7JZ, for participation in an on screen interview. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 April 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Address of donor: Shura Council, Riyadh, Postal Code 111165, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation £750; flights £6,932; other travel £600; hospitality £480; total value £8,762

Destination of visit: Riyadh and Najran

Dates of visit: 8-13 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To deepen understanding of Saudi Arabia and discuss issues of mutual concern.

(Registered 01 May 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
I am an unremunerated director of NE First Credit Union (previously the Prince Bishop Community Bank), a non-profit making credit union. I spend about an hour per month attending Board meetings. (Registered 05 October 2012; updated 19 July 2018)
Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner. (Registered 26 July 2018)
From April 2018, Trustee of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation, a charitable foundation that highlights the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. (Registered 26 July 2018)

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