Nigel Dodds

Former MLA, Belfast North

Belfast North DUP

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How Nigel Dodds voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
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Nigel Dodds hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 25 Mar 2015

    Following the publication of the Select Committee on Northern Ireland Affairs report on the disgraceful on-the-runs debacle yesterday, it has now been revealed that the man who went about distributing these letters to IRA fugitives, Gerry Kelly of Sinn Fein, has actually received the royal prerogative of mercy for certain crimes. Will the Prime Minister now list in the Library of the House...
  • Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]: Cross-border Crime 11 Mar 2015

    The Minister refers to progress, but what about the issue mentioned by my hon. Friend the Member for South Antrim (Dr McCrea) about the lack of prosecutions and of people being put through the courts and convicted? A lot of people in Northern Ireland, and, indeed, anyone watching the debate, would find that incomprehensible given the scale of the illegal activity that so few people are...
  • Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]: General Election Television Debates 11 Mar 2015

    I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for raising that point about Sinn Fein, because one of the broadcasters’ arguments for including the SNP and Plaid Cymru was that they will compete against parties that could form the next Government and so could play a role in the formation of the next Government. However, they also say that if they go to Northern Ireland, they will have to include...

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

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Terrorism
  • Parades Commission
  • Police
  • Kenya
  • Fuel Poverty

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (since 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (since 1 Jun 2007)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (9 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Members' Allowances Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 18 May 2009)
  • Without portfolio (4 Jun 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jun 2008)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 225 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 47.94% 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.
  • 60 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 394 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
Constituency office in North Belfast.

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