David Simpson

Upper Bann DUP

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How David Simpson voted
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  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails

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David Simpson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Cost of Living 2 Apr 2014

    The Minister will be aware that 42% of the households in Northern Ireland suffer from fuel poverty. The most vulnerable are the elderly and cancer patients. Surely more can be done to help those vulnerable in our society?
  • Written Answers — Justice: Dangerous Driving: Sentencing 31 Mar 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if the Department will review the length of sentencing given to those who kill by dangerous driving and speeding.
  • Backbench Business: High Court Judgment (John Downey) 27 Mar 2014

    It is good to follow the hon. Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart). I agree with everything he has said, and it was said with great passion. The day that the Downey case fell in the courts in the Old Bailey was a very sad day indeed for British justice. Not only was a terrorist released on to the streets again, but the families who had lost loved ones were left with no recourse, because the...

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DUP MP for Upper Bann, Former DUP MLA for Upper Bann


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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Departmental Staff
  • Departmental Visits Abroad
  • Departments: Official Hospitality
  • Departmental Sick Leave
  • Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (11 Nov 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Transport Committee (13 Jul 2007 to 11 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (3 Aug 2006 to 10 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (1 Nov 2005 to 10 Nov 2009)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 114 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 49.90% 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 16–17 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") 127 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

1. Remunerated directorships
Universal Meat Company, 17A Derrycoose Road, Annaghmore, BT62 1LY. Meat importers/exporters. Advisory role: dealing with banks. Payments of £3,000 will be made quarterly from September 2009.
Received £3,000 quarterly payment in December 2012. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 9 January 2014)
Received £3,000 quarterly payment in March 2013. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 9 January 2014)
Received £3,000 quarterly payment in June 2013. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 9 January 2014)
Received £3,000 quarterly payment in September 2013. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 9 January 2014)
Received £3,000 quarterly payment in December 2013. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 9 January 2014)
8. Land and Property
Farmlands, 17 Derrycoose Road, Annaghmore, Portadown, BT62 1LY. Rental income received.
Farmlands, Derryhirk Road, Dungannon. Rental income received.

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