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 against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
1 vote for, 10 votes against, 5 absences, between 1998–2017
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2008–2016
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2007–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2017
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Jeffrey M. Donaldson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 21 Nov 2017
I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Belfast South (Emma Little Pengelly) for setting out so clearly where we are. I shall not focus so much on the detail of the budget, but on the circumstances that have conspired to bring us to where we are this evening. I must say to the Secretary of State that I have listened carefully to what he has said, and he is someone I admire, and his patience...
As a veteran of many talks processes, I urge caution on the part of the hon. Gentleman about the idea that an independent chair would be a panacea in resolving these issues. That has not been so in the past—I have sat under independent chairmanships —and it is unlikely to be so now. In fairness to the Secretary of State, the current impasse is not of his doing. Other parties...
I appreciate the point that the hon. Gentleman is making. However, we have indicated, in our willingness to break the current impasse, that we would form an Executive today and continue the negotiations in parallel. The problem is not that the DUP is holding back the formation of an Executive; it is that Sinn Féin refuses to form an Executive until its demands are met. There is a clear...
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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
- DUP Chief Whip (since 8 May 2015)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business in the House of Commons) (since 8 May 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence) (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 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Jeffrey M. Donaldson’s speeches
- Has received answers to 5 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 85.42% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 291 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £415; accommodation £476; total value £891
Destination of visit: Gibraltar
Dates of visit: 8 – 11 September 2017
Purpose of visit: APPG
on Gibraltar visit for National Day
(Registered 13 September 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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