Sammy Wilson

MP, East Antrim

East Antrim DUP

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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

  • BBC White Paper 8 Jun 2016

    Does the hon. Gentleman not see the other side of the coin? Given the bias that exists within the BBC and the fact that it will be able to choose half the members, with the other half being chosen by the public appointments committee, the real danger is that the BBC will simply continue on its merry way choosing half the board from the cadre of people that it believes most reflect the BBC...
  • BBC White Paper 8 Jun 2016

    Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
  • BBC White Paper 8 Jun 2016

    Given the criticisms of the inefficiency and value for money at the BBC, the huge payouts for people who are made redundant, for example, and then come back nearly a year later—even the National Union of Journalists has criticised that—and the high levels of pay at management level, if after five years there has been no reform or change in the squandering of money by the BBC,...

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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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 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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