Jeffrey M. Donaldson

Former MP, Lagan Valley; Former MLA, Lagan Valley

Lagan Valley DUP

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Recent appearances

  • The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements 26 Apr 2017

    We do need a strong Prime Minister to lead this nation, but we need the countries of this nation to have a strong voice as well. Does the Prime Minister agree that those who abstain from taking their seats in the House—those who are denying the people of Northern Ireland the formation of a Government—are denying their constituents a say in the future of this country? We, however,...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 24 Apr 2017

    Will the Minister give way?
  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 24 Apr 2017

    I have listened carefully to the Minister, and I know his background as a former serving member of the armed forces. I would not want him to underestimate the importance of the armed forces covenant as an issue in these negotiations. It leaves me a little concerned when I hear the Opposition spokesman and now the Minister refer to issues in the negotiations and make no reference to the armed...

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Former DUP MP for Lagan Valley, Former DUP MLA for Lagan Valley

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election

Left the Assembly on 9 June 2010 — Resigned

Party was UUP until 22 Jun 2003; UUP until 18 Dec 2003; Independent Ulster Unionist until 4 Jan 2004; Independent Unionist until 15 Jan 2004

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Topics of interest

Jeffrey M. Donaldson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Northern Ireland
  • Defence
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Royal Irish Regiment
  • Parades Commission
  • Police Service
  • Army: Northern Ireland
  • Police

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence) (8 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • DUP Chief Whip (8 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business in the House of Commons) (8 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (20 Apr 2011 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Transport Committee (9 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jun 2009 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Members' Allowances Committee (18 May 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (International Development) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Transport Committee (4 May 2004 to 12 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (16 Jul 2001 to 24 Oct 2005)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (7 Jun 2001 to 25 Oct 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Member, Transport Sub-committee (14 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (12 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 12 Jun 2000)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2000)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Jeffrey M. Donaldson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 50.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 63 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 286 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

8. Miscellaneous
Until 26 January 2017, Chair and director of Causeway Institute for Peace-building and Conflict Resolution (CIPBCR Ltd); a private company limited by guarantee and operating on a not for profit basis, to promote and share the Northern Ireland experience of peace-building and conflict resolution in the UK and overseas. The position required my involvement for approximately 5-8 hours per week and was non-salaried although some expenses were met for participation in projects. (Registered 31 March 2016; updated 02 February 2017)
Director, Centre for Democracy and Peace Building; a company limited by guarantee, based in Northern Ireland. This position is currently unremunerated. (Registered 06 May 2014)
Since January 2014, Chair of the Advisory Board for the Causeway Institute (CIPCRI Ltd); a sister company to Causeway Institute for Peace-building and Conflict Resolution and also a private company limited by guarantee, operating on a not for profit basis, to promote and share the Northern Ireland experience of peace-building and conflict resolution in the UK and overseas. This is an unremunerated position requiring not more than 2-4 hours per month. (Registered 02 February 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Eleanor Donaldson, as a Secretary.

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