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Former DUP MP for Strangford, Former DUP MLA for Strangford
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
- Left Parliament on 13 January 2010 — Resigned
- Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
- Left the Assembly on 12 January 2010 — Resigned
- Majority: 13,049 votes. — 74th out of 642 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Iris Robinson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
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More on their full record
- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Prisons: Alcoholic Drinks (8 Dec 2009)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions illicit alcoholic beverages have been found in the Sperrin unit of HM Prison Magilligan in the last five years.”
- Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Sexual Offences (7 Dec 2009)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many sex offenders were housed in dormitory accommodation in HM Prison Magilligan (a) in the nine months up to August 2009 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available; on what authority they were so housed; and what steps have been taken to move them to single cell accommodation; (2) how many sex offenders have...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gary McKinnon (Extradition) (1 Dec 2009) has video
“The decision will grate on the people of Northern Ireland, who for years have witnessed political and judicial protection for IRA terrorist murderers who fled to America and were never extradited despite many requests. In the light of that, will the Secretary of State reconsider his view?”
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- Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2008: WriteToThem had possibly bad contact details for this MP.
- Has voted in 28.36% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 49 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 40 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 6 Jan 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£16,814 (390th)||£20,478 (373rd)||£20,386 (373rd)||£21,217||£20,541 (274th)||£19,801 (272nd)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£18,009 (joint 2nd with 55 others)|
|Office running costs||£6,024 (631st)||£8,079 (613th)||£20,112 (356th)||£13,583||£14,996 (491st)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£22,907 (107th)|
|Staffing costs||£78,542 (579th)||£78,175 (553rd)||£76,370 (535th)||£74,485||£60,379 (605th)||£64,103 (506th)||£61,980 (joint 397th with 36 others)||£48,783 (225th)|
|Communications Allowance||£714 (579th)||£1,315 (571st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,909 (166th)1||£11,973 (146th)2||£15,872 (53rd)||£18,502||£21,879 (36th)||£28,119 (12th)||£27,301 (11th)||£20,874 (12th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£186 (331st)||£237||£1,447 (126th)||£0||£1,305 (121st)||£2,390 (23rd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,908 (528th)||£879 (274th)||£333 (597th)||£442||£469 (joint 520th with 1 other)||£1,441 (138th)||£1,187 (257th)||£1,505 (169th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,192 (joint 208th with 1 other)||£1,153 (564th)||£1,718||£1,225 (541st)||£4,928 (122nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,382 (80th)||£180 (639th)||£0||£1,938 (joint 224th with 3 others)||£1,938 (joint 220th with 3 others)||£1,938 (joint 217th with 3 others)||£1,938 (joint 207th with 3 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£12,025 (10th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£114,910 (608th)||£125,473 (573rd)||£134,592 (joint 384th with 1 other)||£130,184||£134,899 (114th)||£139,129 (38th)||£131,667 (25th)||£116,406 (6th)|