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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:
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Ian Paisley Jnr has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I refer to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests with regards to the legal action being taken against the Government on behalf of commercial entities in Northern Ireland, and I note Mr Speaker’s mention of a wavier on commenting on such matters. Given the seriousness of what the Secretary of State has said and as a result of the Command Paper, the legal team and...
Michael Gallagher, who lost his son in the Omagh bombing, this week said, “Please don’t take away the only hope victims have of ever seeing justice.” I know that the Secretary of State will be struck by what has been said by the victims of terrorism—mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters who have lost loved ones through the troubles. Although I know it is not his wish to see any moral or...
Members are very welcome and are of course aware that the social distancing rules no longer apply. They are no longer in operation. Members attending physically should clean their spaces when they arrive and when they leave. I think that is all I have to announce. It gives me great pleasure to call Karen Bradley to move the motion.
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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
Topics of interest
Ian Paisley Jnr campaigned to leave the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- HM Treasury
- Sri Lanka
- Sierra Leone
- Soft Drinks: Taxation
Currently held offices
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)
- 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, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Jul 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
Payment of £200 expected from Catholic Herald, Herald House, off Bunhill Row, 15 Lamb's Passage, London EC1Y 8TQ, for article written on 19 June 2020. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 14 July 2020)
Name of donor: Coco Collection Resorts
Address of donor: Kuda, Hithi Island, Maldives
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): for myself and three family members, accommodation and board costing £4,065,38, with complimentary in-country sea transfers.
Destination of visit: Coco Bodu Hithi Island resort, The Maldives
Dates of visit: 30 October to 4 November 2016
Purpose of visit: family holiday
This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 13 July 2020. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules applies.
(Registered 28 September 2020)
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)
Since 30 April 2021 I have co-ordinated crowdfunding for a legal action by businesses and employers to challenge the Northern Ireland Protocol
. (Registered 18 June 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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