Where’s Bernard? Watch House of Commons shock as Essex MP is a no-show at PMQs

MP Bernard Jenkin speaking at the A120 event at the Marks Tey Hotel on Friday

MP Bernard Jenkin speaking at the A120 event at the Marks Tey Hotel on Friday

Essex MP Bernard Jenkin missed his chance to put a question to the Prime Minister today.

Despite securing a coveted place on the weekly ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions, he was not in the House of Commons chamber when Speaker John Bercow called his name.

Tory MP David Davis, a fellow eurosceptic, stepped in to ask a question in his place about immigration national insurance numbers, prompting the Prime Minister to joke: “I’m glad we have got the single transferable question if not the single transferable vote.”


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