Nigel Dodds

MP, Belfast North

Belfast North DUP

A selection of Nigel Dodds's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Details
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details

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Nigel Dodds

Recent appearances

  • Message to Attend the Lords Commissioners: Election of Speaker 18 May 2015

    On behalf of my right hon. and hon. Friends on these Unionist Benches—who are, by the way, here in stronger numbers than previously—I too congratulate the new Father of the House, the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman), on elevation to his new position and you, Sir, on being returned to your most distinguished role as Speaker of the House of Commons....
  • 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...

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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
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Terrorism
  • Parades Commission
  • Police
  • Kenya
  • Fuel Poverty

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 (Justice) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 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)

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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 203 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.
  • 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") 394 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
Constituency office in North Belfast.

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