Brian Wilson

Former Green MLA for North Down

Support TheyWorkForYou's work in the new Parliament

TheyWorkForYou is run by mySociety, a small UK charity.

We're a very efficient operation and do a lot with a small team. At the moment TheyWorkForYou, which is used by millions of people each year, is run with less than the equivalent of one full-time person.

If we had a bit more money, we could achieve a lot more.

We want MPs to meet the standards and expectations of the people who elected them - you!

If you share that goal please donate today to enable greater transparency and accountability of the next government.

Learn more about our current work, and our new project WhoFundsThem - looking into MPs’ and APPGs’ financial interests.

Learn more about how we'll use your donation and other ways to help.


Former Green MLA for North Down

Entered the Assembly on 9 March 2007 — election

Left the Assembly on 24 March 2011 — Dissolved for election

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Planning Bill: Final Stage 23 Mar 2011

    I declare an interest as a member of North Down Borough Council who has been involved in very many planning applications. The Bill is obviously one of the most important to have come before the Assembly. However, I am concerned about its impact over the next decades and about its late introduction in the House. The present system is clearly unacceptable, and no one — developers,...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Local Government (Disqualification) Bill: Final Stage 9 Mar 2011

    I thank the Member for his intervention, but that is not my point. I was trying to make the point that MLAs would be the only people who could not become councillors. Everybody else could, and that discriminates against MLAs. Some people have argued that MLAs cannot do both jobs efficiently, but there is no evidence to support that. There is great public hostility to the principle of...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Local Government (Disqualification) Bill: Final Stage 9 Mar 2011

    I am very much aware of that, and I certainly support it. It should be introduced. There is no evidence to support the argument that the Bill would attract a large number of new people and new blood into the Assembly or perhaps councils. Three female Members have left the Assembly and have been replaced by males. If you want to increase the number of females involved in the political process,...

More of Brian Wilson’s recent appearances

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources.

For an explanation of the vote descriptions please see our page about voting information on TheyWorkForYou.