David Simpson

Former DUP MP for Upper Bann

@DavidSimpsonDUP

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Northern Ireland 31 Oct 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his policy that payments to farmers in Northern Ireland will be comparable to Common Agricultural Policy payments after 2022.
  • Northern Ireland Budget Bill 30 Oct 2019

    As I mentioned in Northern Ireland questions today, many of our MLAs are doing a fantastic job through their offices. It is important that we keep that representation for the general public.
  • Northern Ireland: MLAs’ Salaries 30 Oct 2019

    There is a lot of talk about reducing the salaries of MLAs, but I am sure the Secretary of State will agree with me that many, many MLAs work hard in their constituencies to provide constituency services through their offices. That is an important factor.

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Former DUP MP for Upper Bann, Former DUP MLA for Upper Bann

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 26 November 2003 — General election

Left the Assembly on 1 July 2010 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

David Simpson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Northern Ireland
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Departmental Staff
  • Departmental Visits Abroad
  • Departments: Official Hospitality
  • Departmental Sick Leave
  • Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (14 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (10 Feb 2016 to 2 Nov 2016)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (8 May 2015 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2017)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (6 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jun 2009 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (10 Nov 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2007 to 10 Nov 2008)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (International Development) (1 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jun 2007 to 1 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (25 Oct 2005 to 9 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (24 Oct 2005 to 9 Nov 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 2005 to 1 Jun 2007)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Universal Meat Company, 17A Derrycoose Road, Annaghmore, BT62 1LY. Meat importers/exporters. Advisory role: dealing with banks. Until further notice, I will receive a quarterly payment of £3,000. Hours: 36 hrs per quarter. (Updated 16 September 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Farmlands, 17 Derrycoose Road, Annaghmore, Portadown, BT62 1LY: (i) and (ii).
Farmlands, Derryhirk Road, Dungannon: (i) and (ii).

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