Ian Paisley Jnr

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

DUP MP for North Antrim


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 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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Public Services 16 Oct 2019

    The right hon. Lady will know that before policing was devolved in Northern Ireland, we had 13,500 police officers. Under the previous Labour Administration, that number was cut to 6,000. In the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee today, the chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland called for the reintroduction of another 1,000 officers in Northern Ireland. I am sure the right...
  • Debate on the Address: Public Services 16 Oct 2019

    Does the Home Secretary welcome the publication of the Bills that will apply to Northern Ireland, specifically the measure on historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland? It is welcome that at last we will get this awfulness addressed and that the victims will hopefully get some sort of recognition for the problems they have had to face.
  • Speaker’S Statement: Britain's Place in the World 15 Oct 2019

    Does my hon. Friend welcome the fact that, next week, Northern Ireland will benefit from a visit by the Australian high commissioner? There will be talks with Invest Northern Ireland and other important groups about the future relationships and trading opportunities that will now be open to Northern Ireland as a result of being free post Brexit. The Singapore high commissioner will be 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
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • HM Treasury
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sierra Leone
  • Soft Drinks: Taxation
  • India

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: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
7 March 2019, received £500 from Intelligence Squared, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ, for participation in discussion panel. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 13 March 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: William Hill
Address of donor: 1 Bedford Avenue, London WC18 3AU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the English Premiership, and associated hospitality; total value £1,000

Date received: 10 March 2019

Date accepted: 10 March 2019

Donor status: company, registration 04212563

(Registered 15 March 2019)
Name of donor: Royal Automobile Club Motors Association Limited, trading as Motorsports UK
Address of donor: Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, SL3 0HG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for British Grand Prix at Silverstone, and associated hospitality, value £1,220

Date received: 13 July 2019

Date accepted: 13 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 16 July 2019)
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)
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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