Sammy Wilson

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit)

DUP MP for East Antrim

@eastantrimmp https://facebook.com/SammyWilsonMP

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Sammy Wilson’s voting in Parliament

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.

Sammy Wilson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : The Growth Plan 23 Sep 2022

    I think many people will be astounded at the reaction to the Chancellor’s proposal to increase economic growth in the United Kingdom, which will increase standards of living, increase employment, help to raise revenue for public services and reduce the national debt. I only hope that the Brexit freedoms that he talks about, once we are free of the Northern Ireland protocol, will lead to...
  • UK Energy Costs 8 Sep 2022

    Does the Prime Minister accept that with 150 years’ worth of gas under the ground in Great Britain it is absolute madness to turn our back on that resource at a time when people are facing huge energy bills? Will she also explain how she intends to deliver the support that she is talking about in Northern Ireland?
  • Northern Ireland: Devolved Government 7 Sep 2022

    I welcome the Secretary of State to his position and look forward to working with him. I hope that he will be successful in doing what is necessary to get Stormont restored, namely removing the poison of the protocol. Does he understand why Stormont and the Executive could not operate while Unionists are required through the “Ministerial Code” and decisions of the Executive to implement...

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Profile

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

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Expenses

Topics of interest

Sammy Wilson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Education and Library Boards
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Fuels: Tax Evasion
  • Antisocial Behaviour Orders
  • Welfare Tax Credits

Currently held offices

  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit) (since 1 Jul 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Savanta ComRes, 3 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7PE, for surveys. All fees paid direct to charity or good causes.
16 January 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
14 February 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
10 March 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
12 April 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
26 May 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
15 July 2021, payment of £100. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
10 September 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
11 November 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
6 December 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys. All fees paid direct to charity or good causes.
11 November 2021, payment of £120. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
24 November 2021, payment of £170. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
9 December 2021, payment of £100. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 08 February 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
From June 2019, Board Member of the Centre for Brexit Policy. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 02 February 2022)

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