Robert Jenrick

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Conservative MP for Newark


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Robert Jenrick’s voting in Parliament

Robert Jenrick is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Robert Jenrick sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Robert Jenrick voted for allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Robert Jenrick voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Robert Jenrick has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: *No heading* 20 Jul 2020

    I am very grateful to faith leaders across the country for the leadership they have shown on behalf of their communities during this crisis. I am also grateful to the Places of Worship Taskforce, which met again last week, and which has been extremely productive. There are still issues we are working through together, including music for services and singing. As of the 4th of July, places of...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: *No heading* 20 Jul 2020

    Our seven-decade old planning system is in need of an overhaul, and we will shortly be publishing a planning Policy Paper in the summer setting out our proposals for comprehensive reform. These reforms will deliver more high-quality, well-designed homes, and beautiful and greener communities for people to live in. Alongside this we continue to create new planning freedoms to support the high...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: First Time Buyers: Government Assistance 20 Jul 2020

    This Government will reset our national homeownership offer – ensuring local people and key workers have the opportunity to build a life in their own community. First Homes, our new homeownership programme, will discount homes by at least 30 per cent for key workers, local people, and first-time buyers – including those who have done so much to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak. We...

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Conservative MP for Newark

Entered the House of Commons on 6 June 2014 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Robert Jenrick campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Transport
  • Southwell Minster School
  • Freezing of Assets: Iran
  • Pupils: Per Capita Costs
  • Wind Power: Nottinghamshire
  • Bingham Station

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (5 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • The Exchequer Secretary (9 Jan 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (7 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 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: Ambitions Personnel Ltd
Address of donor: 18 Northgate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7BJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for the 2019 General Election

Donor status: company, registration 2684652

(Registered 17 February 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A share in a house in Herefordshire: (i). (Registered 12 June 2015; updated 2 December 2015)

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