Gavin Robinson

MP, Belfast East

Belfast East DUP

Gavin Robinson’s voting in Parliament

Gavin Robinson is a DUP MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other DUP MPs.

However, Gavin Robinson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Gavin Robinson generally voted for reducing the rate of corporation tax, while most DUP MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Gavin Robinson generally voted for raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax, while most DUP MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Delegated Legislation: Baby Loss (Public Health Guidelines) 21 Mar 2017

    Although a strong message is important, the delivery of that message is crucial. There is a good argument for saying that the shock-and-awe messaging used in advertisements about driver safety or alcohol, and on cigarette packets, does not have the impact that we believe it should. Many mothers might take cavalier decisions about themselves, as many of us do. I certainly do when it comes to...
  • Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty 21 Mar 2017

    Yeah, yeah.
  • Car Insurance: Young People — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] 20 Mar 2017

    I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way on that point. The consideration about whether what is involved is fronting or a useful tool to lower premiums often takes place after a collision. That is when the insurance company—in my view, unfairly and narrowly—looks at the circumstances. If it comes to the view that the person is fronting or has been fraudulent it...

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DUP MP for Belfast East

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Gavin Robinson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Defence
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Detention Centres
  • Armed Forces: Complaints
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Urinary System: Diseases
  • Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Committee (since 5 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 5 Dec 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Gavin Robinson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.42% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 36 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Gavin Robinson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 57 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Mar 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. All fees are paid direct to charity or local causes. (Registered 01 August 2016)
14 January 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
8 April 2016, payment of £100. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
9 May 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
22 July 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated board member of iESE, a company sharing and selling efficiency methods to local government. (Registered 27 May 2015)
Unremunerated board member of Craigavon House Preservation Trust, seeking to restore and preserve historic buildings. (Registered 27 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my father, John Robinson, as part-time Office Manager. (Registered 01 August 2016)

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