William McCrea

Former MLA, South Antrim

South Antrim DUP

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How William McCrea voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails

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William McCrea hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Hallett Review 17 Jul 2014

    The dirty deal done between the previous Government and Sinn Fein was underhand, and an insult to victims and to all democrats in Northern Ireland. Does the Secretary of State therefore accept that a deep hurt is felt by victims and that the only way to ensure it does not continue is by ensuring that these letters are withdrawn?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Shared Education 16 Jul 2014

    When the Secretary of State meets and has further discussions with the Minister for Education in Northern Ireland, will she ask him to expedite the digging of the first sod of the Parkhall integrated college in Antrim as soon as possible, because that new build has been announced for some time, and the staff, pupils and community are anxious for the work to commence right away?
  • Bills Presented: Clause 1 — Powers for retention of relevant communications data subject to safeguards 15 Jul 2014

    In light of that, the Government accept that this is a reserved matter and I am happy that that is so, but were discussions held on that with the Northern Ireland Executive before the Bill was brought to this House?

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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

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 66 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 48.58% 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") 412 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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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