Nigel Dodds

MP, Belfast North

Belfast North DUP

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How Nigel Dodds voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") 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 strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Nigel Dodds hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 23 Oct 2014

    I am following the hon. Gentleman’s argument carefully. Does he agree that, for the purposes of consistency across the United Kingdom, if we were to go back to the old system and give this power back to the Prime Minister, that arrangement should also apply to the devolved Administrations? Should the leaders of those Administrations also be able to call an election whenever they wished?
  • Business of the House 23 Oct 2014

    On 30 April, I and several colleagues met the Prime Minister to talk about the issue of UK compensation for the victims of the Gaddafi regime’s sponsorship of IRA terrorism. It was a very positive meeting and subsequently the Prime Minister announced the appointment of Sir Kim Darroch to make progress on the issue with the Libyan authorities. May we have a statement to update the House...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Topical Questions 23 Oct 2014

    I very much support the proposition put forward by the Chairman of the Select Committee on Northern Ireland Affairs. The Democratic Unionists very much support the introduction of topical questions and urgent questions for Northern Ireland matters. I do not accept the argument about complexity: every Department has complex issues to deal with and Northern Ireland issues are no more complex. I...

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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 94 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 51.35% 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") 382 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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