Sammy Wilson

MP, East Antrim

East Antrim DUP

Sammy Wilson’s voting in Parliament

Sammy Wilson is a DUP MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other DUP MPs.

However, Sammy Wilson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Sammy Wilson generally voted against financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods, while most DUP MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Sammy Wilson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Fire and Rescue Services: Finance 26 May 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding the Government made available to fire and rescue authorities over the last five years; how much such funding the Government plans to make available to such authorities over the next five years; and what assessment her Department has made of the effect of changes in levels of funding over the next five years on each fire...
  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    Does the hon. Lady accept that social clauses within public sector contracts, which have worked very effectively in Northern Ireland and Scotland, could be used much more widely? They do not contradict EU rules so that excuse cannot be used, and they could be a way of ensuring that public money is used to ensure that the country’s skills base is increased.
  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    Does the hon. Lady also agree that it will be difficult to sell the concept of higher fees for students when many universities have not got to grips with the inflation in salaries at their higher levels? Many students will simply see fees as a means to fund huge wage increases for people at the top of universities.

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DUP MP for East Antrim, Former DUP MLA for East Antrim

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 11 August 2015 — Resigned

Also represented Belfast East


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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Education and Library Boards
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Fuels: Tax Evasion
  • Community Restorative Justice
  • Welfare Tax Credits

Currently held offices

  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Education) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (12 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2012)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Transport Committee (10 Nov 2008 to 9 Nov 2009)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2009)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Innovation, Universities and Skills) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2008)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 10 Nov 2008)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 69 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Sammy Wilson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 35 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 48.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 72 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Sammy Wilson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 350 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for participation in opinion surveys. All payments are donated to my constituency association (Updated 18 April 2016):
30 April 2015, £75 received. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 April 2016)

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