Stephen Farry

Alliance MP for North Down

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Stephen Farry’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Omagh Bombing 2 Feb 2023

    I welcome the statement and commend the Secretary of State for his leadership on this matter. The entire community in Omagh and further afield stands in solidarity with the families. It must be stressed on every occasion that the ultimate responsibility for the murders in Omagh lies squarely with the terrorists—there should be no ambiguity about that. I ask him to respond to Michael...
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Social Media: Abuse 31 Jan 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Online Safety Bill on levels of abuse from anonymous unverified social media accounts.
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions 31 Jan 2023

    Most people and businesses in Northern Ireland accept the need for the Northern Ireland protocol, but they want to see pragmatic solutions to the various challenges involved, and I am therefore encouraged by the progress that is being made in negotiations with the European Union. However, while I am conscious of the sensitivities, may I ask the Foreign Secretary to deepen his engagement with...

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Alliance MP for North Down, Former Alliance MLA for North Down

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 9 March 2007 — election

Left the Assembly on 12 December 2019 — Resigned


Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Treasury
  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • Asylum: Northern Ireland
  • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland
  • Immigration: Northern Ireland
  • Customs

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill Committee (since 28 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: National Liberal Club
Address of donor: Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Honorary Membership, value £798

Date received: 25 August 2021 - 28 February 2022

Date accepted: 25 August 2021

Donor status: company, registration 01874667

(Registered 21 September 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 13 December 2019, Visiting Professor, the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, the Queen's University of Belfast. (Registered 11 January 2020)
From 13 December 2019, Member of the Independent Commission on the College of the Future (Association of Colleges). (Registered 11 January 2020)

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