Ian Paisley Jnr

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

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North Antrim DUP

Ian Paisley Jnr’s voting in Parliament

Ian Paisley Jnr is a DUP MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other DUP MPs.

However, Ian Paisley Jnr sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Ian Paisley Jnr generally voted against smoking bans, while most DUP MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Ian Paisley Jnr generally voted for a publicly owned railway system, while most DUP MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Ian Paisley Jnr has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • BBC Pay 9 Jan 2018

    I, too, congratulate the Secretary of State on his new appointment; I wish him well. Indeed, I also wish his predecessor well in her new role of power behind the throne in Northern Ireland. Does it not trouble the Secretary of State that the BBC’s suggested solution to Carrie Gracie was to give her a bung in excess of twice as much as the national average wage of people across the whole...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions 9 Jan 2018

    Thank you very much for your kindness, Mr Speaker. The Muslim Brotherhood is a well-financed organisation, and before Christmas the Foreign Secretary made a statement along the lines of, “I will scrutinise their visa applications into the United Kingdom.” What action has been taken as a result of that scrutiny?
  • Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill 8 Jan 2018

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for enlightening the House on that point. As he knows, that bus is in itself a great expression of how trade works within these islands. People from the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson) work in a factory in my constituency, which draws on skills from across the whole United Kingdom, whether the tarmac manufacturers in...

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DUP MP for North Antrim, Former DUP MLA for North Antrim

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 20 June 2010 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

Ian Paisley Jnr campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • HM Treasury
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sierra Leone
  • India
  • Soft Drinks: Taxation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (11 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 5 Dec 2016)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (8 May 2015 to 8 Jun 2017)
  • Member, House of Commons Governance Committee (16 Oct 2014 to 17 Dec 2014)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (6 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (6 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Family and Life for Public Policy
Address of donor: 3 Wellington Park, Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6BJ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Economy return ticket and four nights accommodation in New York and Washington DC, total value £2,000

Destination of visit: New York and Washington DC

Dates of visit: 14-18 March 2017

Purpose of visit: Met with representatives of US Senate and house of reps to discuss issues around the protection of unborn child.

(Registered 12 April 2017)
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: Gibraltar House, 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £563; accommodation £238; total value £801

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 9 - 11 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Gibraltar APPG visit to attend National Day celebrations.

(Registered 15 September 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 19 July 2016, unpaid chair of charitable trust established by JTI/Gallaher to support job creation and skills development in Ballymena. (Registered 25 July 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Fiona Paisley, as part time Administrative Assistant. (Registered 12 April 2017)

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