Nigel Dodds

MP, Belfast North

Belfast North DUP

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How Nigel Dodds voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Nigel Dodds hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Domestic Violence — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] 29 Oct 2014

    I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Upper Bann (David Simpson) on his sterling work in bringing the matter to the attention of the House and his work on human trafficking back home in Northern Ireland. He is to be commended on his tremendous work in those areas. On the effects on children, is not one problem that, while a couple may be affected by domestic abuse—the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Police Service of Northern Ireland 29 Oct 2014

    The PSNI certainly needs to have adequate resources, not least to ensure that there are full and proper investigations into the continuing scandals involving Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein in relation to cases of sexual abuse, paedophilia, cover up, and the exiling of people from Northern Ireland to the Irish Republic. Does the Secretary of State agree that no amount of waffle or self-serving...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Police Service of Northern Ireland 29 Oct 2014

    I am grateful to the Secretary of State for her reply and for her reference to the independent investigation by Keir Starmer into Mairia Cahill’s allegations. However, does she understand the concern and anger of people right across the community in Northern Ireland in relation to the allegations against Gerry Adams about the cover-up of the sexual abuse by his brother and his refusal...

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DUP MP for Belfast North, Former DUP MLA for Belfast North

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 10 September 2010 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Terrorism
  • Police
  • Parades Commission
  • Kenya
  • Fuel Poverty

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (10 Nov 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (10 Nov 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Members' Allowances Committee (10 Feb 2009 to 8 Dec 2009)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 92 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 243 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.21% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 383 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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