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 reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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William McCrea hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Government Contracts (SMEs) — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 28 Jan 2015

    Is it not interesting that a short distance from the international airport many companies find it difficult to get a proper broadband connection?
  • Government Contracts (SMEs) — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 28 Jan 2015

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate those throughout the United Kingdom who have taken the bold step of starting a small or medium-sized enterprise, thereby creating employment in their local community and strengthening the local economy. I am sure that many Members agree that we should thank the House of Commons Library service for its excellent...
  • Government Contracts (SMEs) — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 28 Jan 2015

    I agree with my hon. Friend. That will certainly be part of the effort that I am endeavouring, through the debate, to achieve. The Government plan for growth published alongside the Budget in March 2011 highlighted a number of policies stated to be of particular benefit to SMEs, including such measures as making it easier for them to access public sector procurement by eliminating the...

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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
  • Department of Health
  • HM Treasury
  • 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 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 138 written questions in the last year — well 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 46.44% 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") 428 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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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