Jeffrey M. Donaldson

DUP MP for Lagan Valley

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General Election 2024

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Your MP (Jeffrey M. Donaldson) represents you, and all of the people who live in Lagan Valley, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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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

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Expenses

Topics of interest

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

  • Northern Ireland
  • Defence
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Treasury
  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Royal Irish Regiment
  • Abortion: Drugs
  • Parades Commission
  • Police Service
  • Army: Northern Ireland

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees Bill ( 8 Mar 2023 to 15 Mar 2023)
  • DUP Westminster Leader (30 Jun 2021 to 29 Mar 2024)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence) ( 8 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • DUP Chief Whip ( 8 May 2015 to 17 Dec 2019)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business in the House of Commons) ( 8 May 2015 to 30 Jun 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (20 Apr 2011 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 20 Mar 2024

    Yesterday saw the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time in its history exercise its new veto powers to prevent the application of new EU law that would harm our ability to trade with the rest of the United Kingdom. That is something that the DUP campaigned to achieve when others were calling for rigorous implementation of the protocol. To his credit, the Prime Minister was able to work...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 6 Mar 2024

    The Prime Minister will be aware that the Government’s proposals to deal with the legacy of our troubled past in Northern Ireland continue to be the subject of scrutiny, most recently in the High Court ruling in relation to compatibility with our human rights obligations. Many families of victims in Northern Ireland are deeply disappointed with the lack of co-operation by the Irish...
  • Northern Ireland: The Union 28 Feb 2024

    Further to the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), will the Secretary of State join me in welcoming the fact that the new UK East-West Council will have its first meeting next month in Belfast? One of its key objectives is to encourage greater educational co-operation across the United Kingdom, as well as binding Northern Ireland more closely into the wider...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Silverstone Circuits Ltd
Address of donor: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester NN12 8TN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in my capacity as Chair of the APPG on Formula One, value £2,750
Date received: 9 July 2023
Date accepted: 9 July 2023
Donor status: company, registration 00882843
(Registered 10 August 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: Gibraltar House, 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Economy class flights (£751), hotel accommodation (£760) and general hospitality including meals (£200), value £1,711
Destination of visit: Gibraltar
Dates of visit: 7 September 2023 to 11 September 2023
Purpose of visit: A guest of the Government of Gibraltar in my capacity as a Vice Chair of the APPG on Gibraltar to mark Gibraltar National Day.
(Registered 28 September 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
Director, Centre for Democracy and Peace Building; a company limited by guarantee, based in Northern Ireland. This position is currently unremunerated.
(Registered 6 May 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,
Date interest arose: 1 January 2014
(Registered 2 February 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
Name: Eleanor Donaldson
Relationship: Spouse
Role: Secretary
Working pattern: Full time

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