Ian Paisley Jnr

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

DUP MP for North Antrim

@ianpaisleymp

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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:

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ian Paisley Jnr’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ian Paisley Jnr’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Buses: Exhaust Emissions 28 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 11 February 2020, Transport Infrastructure, Official Report, column 712, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the timeline for the deployment of the funding committed to the purchase of more than 4,000 zero-carbon buses.
  • Business of the House 9 Jul 2020

    I welcome the answer that the Leader of the House has just given, because aviation, aerospace and our local airports are all struggling and need help. I hope that there will be time for a full and proper debate, but was the Leader of the House as shocked as I was by the Northern Ireland Health Minister, who proposed to close air links between Great Britain and Northern Ireland as part of his...
  • Economic Update 8 Jul 2020

    May I take the opportunity to say thank you, Chancellor? I am already receiving text messages from my constituents— from the business community and from ordinary men and women—saying thank you to the Chancellor for some of the measures that have been announced today. So, thank you, Sir. It is a very important statement that you have made and it will benefit many of my constituents. Last...

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Profile

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

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: 10 Aug 2020.

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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Cornerstone Global Associates
Address of donor: 29 Farm Street, London W1J 5RL

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel £550; accommodation £375; total £925

Destination of visit: Paris

Dates of visit: 4-5 July 2019

Purpose of visit: To participate in a panel on the Euro Fatwa App.

(Registered 09 August 2019)
Name of donor: Family and Life
Address of donor: Wellington Business Park Centre, 3 Wellington Park, Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6DJ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights costing £550; accommodation costing £600; total value £1,150

Destination of visit: Washington DC

Dates of visit: 9-13 March 2020

Purpose of visit: to meet with representatives of the House of Representatives and other organisations to share expertise on issues concerning unborn human life.

(Registered 15 April 2020)
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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