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Ian Paisley Jnr
DUP MP for North Antrim, Former DUP MLA for North Antrim
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
- Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
- Left the Assembly on 20 June 2010 — Resigned
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ian Paisley Jnr voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Health, Treasury, Business, Innovation and Skills, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sierra Leone, India, South Sudan
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Public Service Pensions Bill Committee (5 out of 9)
- Crime and Courts Bill Committee (9 out of 13)
- Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Justice and Security Bill Committee (6 out of 8)
- Defamation Bill Committee (1 out of 5)
- Prisons (Property) bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (5 out of 26)
- Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Sudan and South Sudan (18 Jun 2013)
“May I, too, preface my remarks by congratulating the hon. Members for Foyle (Mark Durkan) and for City of Chester (Stephen Mosley) on the way in which they introduced the debate? Their contributions were powerful and set out clearly the gravity of the situation and the seriousness of the problems. It is right to celebrate the fact that South Sudan is the youngest country in the world, but it...”
- Sudan and South Sudan (18 Jun 2013)
“I absolutely agree, and believe me, I am not berating. If the hon. Gentleman saw me berating, he would understand what berating actually means. I am simply asking questions, because the amount of money being spent is obscene for the amount of result. That is a fair point that is not that critical of the UN, and I think we have the right to make it. The Government have a role to support peace,...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Organised Crime (5 Jun 2013)
“Is the Secretary of State telling the House today that she is content with the delay in the implementation of the invitations to make submissions procedure between Customs and Excise in the Republic and HMRC in Northern Ireland? The delay is frustrating the security services, putting billions of pounds into the hands of criminals and, importantly, assisting organised crime. What is she going...”
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 86 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 36.67% 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 17–18 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") 100 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
(Registered 11 April 2013)
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