David Simpson

MP, Upper Bann

Upper Bann DUP

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How David Simpson voted
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  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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David Simpson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Armed Forces (Investment) 18 Nov 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on obtaining the debate. May I put on record the thanks of the vast majority of the people of Northern Ireland for the tremendous work done by the armed forces in the Province, certainly during the difficult times? In this debate about the funding of the armed forces, will he include the aftercare of soldiers and of those who have come home with loss of...
  • EU Reform — [John Robertson in the Chair] 18 Nov 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Stone (Sir William Cash) on obtaining the debate. The research notes we received for the debate say Germany wants Britain to remain part of the EU “because of its economic and political weight”. If that is the case, Germany and others are surely going to have to change their attitude dramatically.
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: War Memorials 11 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to support the future refurbishment of World War memorials in Northern Ireland.

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

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election

Left the Assembly on 1 July 2010 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

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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  • Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 123 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 49.16% 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") 139 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 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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