Nigel Dodds

MP, Belfast North

Belfast North DUP

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How Nigel Dodds voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT 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 15 Oct 2014

    Given the very serious spread of the Ebola virus worldwide, with reports that there could be up to 10,000 new cases per week in two months’ time, will the Prime Minister, as part of his meetings later today and in Cobra, ensure that he liaises very closely with the authorities in Northern Ireland, which shares a land frontier with another jurisdiction, in relation to checks on people...
  • Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) 14 Oct 2014

    I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate in this debate, which is about devolution across the United Kingdom as a result of the Scottish referendum and the proposals that have been put forward for greater powers for Scotland. It is therefore right that we hear from English Members, as well as Scots Members and representatives from Wales and Northern Ireland. I pay tribute to all...
  • Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) 14 Oct 2014

    The talks on the future of devolution in Northern Ireland are about to begin in Belfast in the coming days. One issue on the table will be greater fiscal powers, including the possible greater devolution of taxation, such as corporation tax, which the Leader of the House mentioned. Given the unique set-up in Northern Ireland—we have a mandatory coalition, and people with diametrically...

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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
  • Fuel Poverty
  • Parades Commission
  • Kenya

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 90 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 231 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 51.31% 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") 380 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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