Peter Robinson

MLA, Belfast East

Belfast East DUP

A selection of Peter Robinson's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Minority Ethnic Development Fund: Update 18 Jan 2016

    Since the minority ethnic development fund was introduced, it has supported hundreds of projects and groups and has been a key contributor to our growing and vibrant sector. Our support will continue into 2016-17 and beyond. There will be a call for applications to the 2016-17 minority ethnic development fund once all obligatory governance requirements have been met. We are aware that...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: OFMDFM Vacancies 11 Jan 2016

    Mr Speaker, it is a great pleasure and a huge honour for me, in carrying out my last duty as nominating officer for the Democratic Unionist Party, to nominate my good friend and successor as party leader, Mrs Arlene Foster, to be First Minister of Northern Ireland. I know that I am only permitted to make a formal proposal at this stage, but I want to say that Arlene has been an excellent...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: OFMDFM Vacancies 11 Jan 2016

    Mr Speaker, it is with great humility, an enormous sense of responsibility and, indeed, the imagination of endless potential for Northern Ireland that I affirmed the Pledge of Office and take up this post today. I can think of no greater honour than to have the opportunity to serve my country and the people of Northern Ireland as their First Minister. I am truly humbled by the trust and...

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DUP MLA for Belfast East, Former DUP MP for Belfast East

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Police
  • Warm Homes Scheme
  • Assets Recovery Agency
  • Child Support Agency
  • Prisons

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 516 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
First Minister of Northern Ireland (since 2 June 2008).
Payment of £71,434 p.a. 132 hours worked exclusively on ministerial work in July 2009.
December 2009, payment of £5,952.83. (Registered 7 January 2010)
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, Belfast.
Payment of £14,367 (? of £43,101 salary) p.a. 33 hours worked in July 2009, including some additional work as First Minister. In addition, 82 hours worked as Assembly Member in July 2009, including some work as Member of Parliament.
December 2009, payment of £1,197.25. (Registered 7 January 2010)
The Assembly and First Minister's payment are made to me jointly as one sum. In each of the months July-November 2009 the total amount paid to me has been £3459.90 net. (Registered 10 December 2009)
8. Land and Property
Joint ownership with my wife of constituency office at Dundela Avenue in East Belfast.
Apartment in London
Holiday villa in USA

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