Jeffrey M. Donaldson’s voting in Parliament
Jeffrey M. Donaldson is a DUP MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other DUP MPs.
This is a selection of Jeffrey M. Donaldson’s votes.
Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2013
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2004–2011
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 10 votes against, 5 absences, between 1998–2016
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016
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Jeffrey M. Donaldson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the provision of legal protection to veterans of the armed forces who served in Northern Ireland under Operation Banner.
Given the scrapping of the Iraq inquiries and the judgment today in the case of Alexander Blackman, is it not time that the Government provided legal protection to the men and women who serve this country on the frontline?
The timing of this debate was agreed with the Government Chief Whip long before there was any sense of an election in Northern Ireland, and long before the election date was set. As Members of Parliament, we should not be impeded in carrying out our duty to represent the people who elected us to come here because there is an election to a devolved Assembly, any more than the hon. Lady’s...
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DUP MP for Lagan Valley, Former DUP MLA for Lagan Valley
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General 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
Topics of interest
Jeffrey M. Donaldson campaigned to leave the European Union
- Northern Ireland
- Ministry of Defence
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Royal Irish Regiment
- Parades Commission
- Police Service
- Army: Northern Ireland
Currently held offices
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business in the House of Commons) (since 8 May 2015)
- DUP Chief Whip (since 8 May 2015)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence) (since 8 May 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- 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 (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality) (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 Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2010)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (International Development) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Member, Transport Committee (4 May 2004 to 12 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (16 Jul 2001 to 24 Oct 2005)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (7 Jun 2001 to 25 Oct 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
- Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2003)
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Jeffrey M. Donaldson’s speeches
- Has received answers to 14 written questions in the last year — 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 50.76% 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.
- 62 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jeffrey M. Donaldson’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 277 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.
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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