Tag Archives: M1

Robert Jenrick banned from driving for six months after he was caught speeding

Robert Jenrick on one of his many media appearances: if he has to travel for any in the future, he’ll have to turn them down.

Immigration minister Robert Jenrick has been banned from driving for six months and fined more than £1,600 after he was caught breaking the speed limit on the M1, following an appearance on the BBC’s Any Questions.

The Tory MP for Newark was recorded driving his Land Rover at 68mph in a temporary 40mph zone on the M1 southbound in Northamptonshire on August 5 last year, after appearing on the radio show at Wakefield Cathedral in West Yorkshire.

Jenrick admitted the offence in February and said in a letter to the court that he “sincerely apologised”.

He was fined £1,107 and ordered to pay a £442 victim surcharge and £90 in costs, the Courts and Tribunals Service centre said.

Ironically, the case was heard in private under the single justice procedure at Northampton magistrates court yesterday (April 4). The procedure was introduced by the Tory government for minor offences, to clear a backlog in the judicial system.

Members of the press and public were unable to attend, but that didn’t help Jenrick as the details were already known and it was possible to get the result from the CTS.

So he came clean in a statement in which he claimed that he had not realised that a variable speed limit was in operation.

That doesn’t clear him of the fact that he’s habitual: In March last year Jenrick was fined £307 and handed three penalty points for breaking a 40mph speed limit on the A40 in west London in August 2021.

It won’t affect his work; undoubtedly he’ll have the use of a ministerial car if he needs it.

But it might curtail extra-curricular activities like media appearances. That’s a small mercy for which we should all be grateful.

Source: Robert Jenrick banned from driving for six months for speeding | Robert Jenrick | The Guardian

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Be among the first to know what’s going on! Here are the ways to manage it:

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the right margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

5) Join the uPopulus group at https://upopulus.com/groups/vox-political/

6) Join the MeWe page at https://mewe.com/p-front/voxpolitical

7) Feel free to comment!

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: