William McCrea

MP, South Antrim

South Antrim DUP

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How William McCrea voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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William McCrea hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions 14 Oct 2014

    Will the Deputy Prime Minister confirm that any devolution package for the devolved Administrations will not be uniform but will recognise the wishes and the capacities of each Administration? Given Sinn Fein’s fiscal irresponsibility in Northern Ireland, does he agree that the devolution of additional fiscal powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly needs to be considered carefully?
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that any decision to take military action is not one that will be taken lightly by any right hon. or hon. Member of this House, bearing in mind the sacrifice or the dangers facing our servicemen and women, but that we cannot sit idly by and allow a group of Islamic fanatics to terrorise and butcher innocent people in Iraq?
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Ashya King 12 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the name and job title was of the official who signed the European arrest warrant for the parents of Ashya King; (2) what expenditure has been incurred by UK police forces in the search for the parents of Ashya King; and how these costs will be met.

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DUP MP for South Antrim, Former DUP MLA for South Antrim

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 1 July 2010 — Resigned

Also represented Mid Ulster


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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Crosshill Quarry
  • Housing
  • Tax Credits
  • Armed Forces: Northern Ireland
  • Terrorism

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 26 Jan 2011)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (3 Dec 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (17 Nov 2006 to 18 Apr 2008)

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  • Has spoken in 53 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 67 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 48.33% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 414 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Minister, Calvary Free Presbyterian Church, Mullaghboy Hill, Magherafelt. £290 per week plus Manse rent allowance (£120 per week). Hours: 30 hours per week (Updated 21 March 2012)
8. Land and Property
One half share in a house in England from which rental income is received.
One half share in a commercial property in England from which rental income is received.
One quarter share in a house in County Antrim.
Small farm holding in Co Tyrone. (Registered 20 March 2012)

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