Mark Jenkinson was elected as MP for Workington on 12th December 2019. He promised various things, not least to look after the interests of the people of this Northern constituency. This page is dedicated to watching his actions as an MP and seeing just how well he keeps his word to the voters who ‘lent him their vote’.
16/12/19: Three short days after the Conservatives learned of their election victory the promises made about working peoples’ rights and environmental protections are being watered down. One week earlier, on December 9th 2019 Mark Jenkinson promised at the Workington hustings that there were no plans to reduce workers’ rights. So was he lying? Or is he just a fool, a buffoon who doesn’t understand his own party’s obvious intentions?
17/12/19: There’s Brexit and then there’s catastrophic, destruction of rights and wages Brexit. Mark Jenkinson has just joined the ERG group of far right Brexiteers. Guess which they prefer?
20/12/19: Elected on a promise to get Brexit done Mark has twice voted for the revised Brexit withdrawal bill. The revisions are what might well stop the EU from ratifying it after all. The version they’d agreed to included rights for workers and for EU citizens. This one doesn’t and may not pass in the EU as a result. Funnily enough, Jenky promised that there’d be no assault on workers rights too. Apparently that’s not to be trusted either!
24/12/19: Workington’s newly elected tory MP told his local paper on Christmas eve…
“We’ve got a working majority with the ability to deliver everything that was promised.”
Go on then. We’ll be watching. We want to see you do the good stuff too.
7/1/2020: Despite reassurances that European citizens living in the UK will be treated fairly Mr. Jenkinson voted with the conservative government to refuse to honour that guarantee. They also ensured that any such citizens will be denied the right of appeal. This from the BBC website…
8/1/2020: Mark has just voted to abandon LONE, homeless children.
9/1/2020: Forget the pre manifesto promises. They just voted to allow themselves open season on Workers’ rights. Mark voted with the government of course, despite denying any such possibility at Workington’s hustings prior to the general election. I didn’t believe him then and I don’t believe him now. At present they say it’s so they can recreate working peoples’ rights in other legislation but that’s both pointless and stupid. Why remove limits to reducing rights protection if you plan to maintain high standards anyway? It makes no sense.
16/01/2020: On Thursday 16th January 2020 every single tory vote, including Jenky’s went on refusing to increase funding to the NHS. This despite the fact that during the debate before the vote many of these same MPs had made clear their view that the NHS was not funded sufficiently. Nobody on either side of the House could have been in any doubt that such a vote would simply make a bad situation significantly worse. And yet they did it anyway. Nice one Jenky!
20/01/2020: Mark Jenkinson MP voted to remove his own right to vote in Parliament, thereby removing his voice and the voice of all his constituents. Over 300 other tories did exactly the same. They’re turning our democracy into a Boris Johnson dictatorship. You really couldn’t make it up!
08/02/2020: I recently asked a question of my MP, Mark Jenkinson. He failed to respond. I corresponded with his office and he blocked me and others from commenting on his official Facebook page. So I made a little badge of honour for us to wear. You’re welcome.
20/02/2020: We’ve already noted some of Jenky’s cruel and gratuitously malicious actions during his first few weeks in Parliament. Here’s a round up of some of the other travesties which can be laid at the door of this despicable excuse for a human being.
10/4/2020: Coronavirus has left parliament silent for a while and Jenky seems to have been enjoying his extended break. But then, like a cat he sprang into action on Good Friday. Unfortunately his nimble, feline-like activities weren’t stealthy enough for his seemingly illegal activities to go unnoticed. Maybe that was because he rather stupidly went around (or sent others around) his constituency
15/4/2020: According to my local MP the UK has loads of ICU beds, respirators and the staff to operate them.
19/4/2020: How many families, how many children or elderly residents is Mark Jenkinson MP putting at risk in the name of his own self-aggrandizement? He even boasted on his facebook page that his potential plague-bearers are targeting areas with high concentrations of elderly and vulnerable residents. Has he gone mad?
21/4/2020: Jenky has surpassed himself this time. Not only does this elected politician fail to understand what ‘political’ actually means, he gets into victim blaming with an ignorant and callous attack on the Royal college of nursing (RCN) to cover the government’s tracks over Coronavirus.
26/4/2020: On December 13th 2019 the people of Workington learned that their new MP was Mark Jenkinson (conservative). Mr. Jenkinson promised to listen to all his constituents, even those who didn’t vote for him. He promised to work hard for us all. Oh Really?
27/4/2020: I have Emailed Mark to ask his opinion about SAGE, scientific integrity and political influence. I await his response.
8/5/2020: How does one go about shielding an incompetent MP from criticism? I’ve recently found out.
11/05/2020: Dear Mark Jenkinson MP,
Thankyou for unblocking me and so allowing me to comment on your FB page. I’d much prefer to engage with my MP than merely criticise from a distance. That’s why I offered you an interview for my channel during the election campaign. That’s also why I have written to your office with questions more than once since you were elected. You see, I believe passionately in freedom of expression and the democratic process and that must include constituents having access to their elected representatives.
23/05/2020: Is it OK for my MP to refuse to engage with people who challenge him whilst endlessly talking politics with those who don’t? What’s your opinion?
2/6/2020: Two friends of mine received the exact same letter defending Dominic Cummings’ little lockdown jaunt from our MP, Mark Jenkinson.
13/6/2020: Will Mark Jenkinson MP denounce the far right?
23/8/2020: Jenky has no regard for representative democracy and only contempt for the concerns of his constituents.
29/08/2020: Having attacked a well-respected head teacher for expressing concerns about the safety of young people in schools Jenky, who had insisted they won’t need to wear facemasks posted a warinng to 15-29 year olds about their risk of contracting covid19 and passing it on to their friends and families. Has this hypocrite no sense of consistency as he twists and turns in his attempts to toe the ever-changing party line?
Jenky lies so much it’s impossible to believe a word he says. If Jenky told me it was raining I’d feel the need to go out and check for myself. Let’s face it, he’s exactly what the tory party wants from their MPs. Mark Jenkinson is brazen, deceitful, callous and too stupid to realise he’s betraying his own just so his ‘betters’ in the party can forget him without a second thought when he loses his seat in 2024. He’ll be ignored by them and hated by his own electorate as the truth of his betrayal sinks in.
25/10/2020: Jenky has broken his promise to fight for disadvantaged constituents by voting to deny children whose families have been devastated by Covid the right to state aid for food this Christmas. I challenged him publicly to debate this decision. Maybe he can justify abandoning the children of those who ‘lent him their votes’ but I doubt it.