Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Nigel Dodds voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Has never voted on allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Has never voted on the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Some good work has been done in this Parliament to hold down fuel duty, and I pay tribute to the Government for that. However, may we have a debate on the benefits of cutting fuel duty, such as boosting jobs, boosting the economy and helping hard-pressed families? Given that it would be self-financing, would it not be a good idea to think about it in the run-up to the Budget?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I do not know whether you will categorise this as juicy, but it will certainly be juicy back home in Northern Ireland. It relates to the revelation that there was an administrative scheme for on-the-run people in Northern Ireland. That came as a bolt out of the blue to people in Northern Ireland and, indeed, to the House. Careful perusal and examination of the...
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DUP MP for Belfast North, Former DUP MLA for Belfast North
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Topics of interest
- Northern Ireland
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Culture Media and Sport
- Fuel Poverty
- Parades Commission
- Police Service of Northern Ireland
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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 79 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 228 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 53.53% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 356 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)