Nigel Dodds

Belfast North DUP

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How Nigel Dodds voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails

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Nigel Dodds hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 10 Apr 2014

    Issues to do with the past in Northern Ireland are matters for this place as they are not devolved. May we have a debate in Government time on issues to do with victims of the troubles in Northern Ireland so that legislation accurately reflects what most people would reasonably regard as what constitutes a victim? This is particularly pertinent given that today the Equality Commission for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Economy (Rebalancing) 10 Apr 2014

    The Secretary of State and the whole House will no doubt welcome this morning’s excellent news that 1,000 new jobs have been created in Belfast by US software company Concentrix. That is very good news in terms of rebalancing the economy. Will he continue to work with the Northern Ireland Executive on matters such as corporation tax to ensure that the number of private sector jobs...
  • Abortion (Disability) 9 Apr 2014

    I, too, congratulate the hon. Lady on bringing this important matter before the House. As the father of a disabled boy who had eight years of a wonderful life—he had spina bifida and hydrocephalus, he gave much love and everybody who knew him loved him greatly—I join her in her plea for an end to discrimination against children in the womb who are disabled. She makes an important...

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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
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Police
  • Terrorism
  • Fuel Poverty
  • Parades Commission
  • Kenya

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 81 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 229 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 53.13% 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") 370 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

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