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Sammy Wilson is a DUP MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other DUP MPs.
However, Sammy Wilson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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.
The Minister argues that the robust regime should mean that there is no need for EU state aid to apply because there is already sufficient scrutiny of any subsidy regime. Does he not accept that the fact remains, as far as the EU is concerned and as far as the law states at present, that the EU state aid rules still have to apply in Northern Ireland?
In principle, we welcome this Bill. First, it represents an opportunity for us to introduce subsidy control regimes that are specific to the United Kingdom and are not influenced by Brussels and the wider European interest, hence sometimes actually detrimental to our own country. It is an important part of the whole Brexit process that we have this independence. Secondly, it is important that...
The hon. Member made that point, and I was not sure whether she was supportive of the withdrawal of article 10 or appalled at the prospect because the EU opposes it. The one thing I did notice, however, was that she was appalled that there should be any interference in the role of the Government in Scotland to make subsidy decisions. If that is the case, she should be equally appalled for...
DUP MP for East Antrim, Former DUP MLA for East Antrim
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 11 August 2015 — Resigned
Also represented Belfast East
Sammy Wilson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.