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.

  • Almost always voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Airport Capacity 25 Oct 2016

    I welcome the fact that the new Government have made this important decision and I welcome the fact that they have made the right decision. In Northern Ireland, there is a wide consensus that Heathrow is the right decision. It will lead to thousands more jobs, and major investment in tourism and business. I therefore warmly welcome what the Secretary of State has said. I also welcome what he...
  • Britain-Iran Relations — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] 12 Oct 2016

    I entirely agree with what the Minister said about the UK’s soft power in the world. He said that, after Brexit, we will continue to have a strong role on the world stage, in particular at the UN. I do not know whether the Minister is going to get to this point but, in relation to the nuclear deal, what is the UK’s response to Iran’s breach of UN resolution 2231 through...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism: Northern Ireland 16 Sep 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the counter extremism strategy.

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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


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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 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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