Nigel Dodds

MP, Belfast North

Belfast North DUP

Nigel Dodds campaigned to leave the European Union

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Nigel Dodds’s voting in Parliament

Nigel Dodds is a DUP MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other DUP MPs.

This is a selection of Nigel Dodds’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes

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Nigel Dodds has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Profile

DUP MP for Belfast North, Former DUP MLA for Belfast North

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 10 September 2010 — Resigned

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Terrorism
  • Parades Commission
  • Police
  • Kenya
  • Fuel Poverty

Currently held offices

  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Reform and Constitutional Issues) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (9 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Members' Allowances Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 18 May 2009)
  • Without portfolio (4 Jun 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jun 2008)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 64 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Nigel Dodds’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 92 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 57.74% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 59 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Nigel Dodds’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 444 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Constituency office in North Belfast: (i).

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