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A selection of Sammy Wilson's votes
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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
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2007–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2010–2016
Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
5 votes for, 21 votes against, 28 absences, between 2012–2016
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2015–2016
We have lots more plain English analysis of Sammy Wilson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Sammy Wilson’s full vote analysis page for more.
Perhaps the Minister could give us some clarity. In the past, we have been told that the reason why the legislation could not come forward is that it had not been properly prepared by either the Department for Communities or the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland. Then we were told that it had to come through the Northern Ireland Office. Has the legislation been prepared by the...
I want to come back to the point about housing association classification, because the Minister was not clear in his answer. The legislation has been prepared—I got that bit—but is it still being held by the Northern Ireland Office and therefore not transferred to the relevant Department that has to take it through here at Westminster, or has it been transferred to the relevant...
First, let me say that the Secretary of State is being very optimistic if he thinks this is the last time he will be bringing such a Bill to this House. I have listened to every Secretary of State over the past three years who has brought the budget Bill to the Floor of the House say that they hoped it would be the last time. They have even had the same Northern Ireland Office line in their...
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Former DUP MP for East Antrim, Former DUP MLA for East Antrim
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 11 August 2015 — Resigned
Also represented Belfast East
Topics of interest
Sammy Wilson campaigned to leave the European Union
- Northern Ireland
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Energy and Climate Change
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Education and Library Boards
- Police Service of Northern Ireland
- Fuels: Tax Evasion
- Community Restorative Justice
- Welfare Tax Credits
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit) (1 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (8 May 2015 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury) (8 May 2015 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Education) (8 May 2015 to 8 Jun 2017)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (12 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2012)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Transport Committee (10 Nov 2008 to 9 Nov 2009)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Innovation, Universities and Skills) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2008)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2009)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2010)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 10 Nov 2008)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 67 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Sammy Wilson’s speeches
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below 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 81.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 61 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 518 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. All payments donated to charity:
20 December 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 25 January 2019)
Payments received from YouGov
plc, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT for opinion surveys. All payments donated to charity.
6 December 2018, received £100. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 06 December 2018)
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for completing surveys. All payments donated to charity:
11 January 2018, payment of £60. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 24 January 2019)
6 February 2018, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 24 January 2019)
22 March 2018, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 24 January 2019)
20 April 2018, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 24 January 2019)
4 September 2018, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 24 January 2019)
5 September 2018, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 24 January 2019)
6 December 2018, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 24 January 2019)
29 May 2019, payment of £1,000 from PLMR Ltd (media relations), 29 Gt Smith Street, London SW1P3BL, for an after breakfast speech. Hours: 30 mins. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 29 May 2019)
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