Never rebels against their party in this parliament
How David Simpson voted on key issues
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reasons are for his proposal to increase the upper age limit of jurors to 75 while that of judges remains 70.
I also welcome the Minister’s statement and the fact that employers will now have a greater input into, and have a better partnership role in, apprenticeships. Does the Minister agree that we cannot get complacent? There are still a lot of people out there who want to get into apprenticeships, and relationships with FE colleges must be strengthened even further.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) cardiac surgeons and (b) nurses have been appointed in the UK in the last 12 months.
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DUP MP for Upper Bann, Former DUP MLA for Upper Bann
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Topics of interest
- Northern Ireland
- Home Department
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 103 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 50.20% 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") 126 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 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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