A selection of Ian Paisley Jnr's votes
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Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
6 votes for, 23 votes against, 25 absences, between 2012–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2011
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 2010–2017
Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2015–2016
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Former DUP MP for North Antrim, Former DUP MLA for North Antrim
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 20 June 2010 — Resigned
Topics of interest
Ian Paisley Jnr campaigned to leave the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- HM Treasury
- Department of Health
- Sri Lanka
- Sierra Leone
- Soft Drinks: Taxation
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 3 May 2017)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (8 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (8 May 2015 to 3 May 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 58 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Paisley Jnr’s speeches
- Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 38.33% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 44 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 231 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
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)
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
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