Gavin Robinson

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

DUP MP for Belfast East

@grobinsondup https://facebook.com/GRobinsonDUP

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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 voted against financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods, while most DUP MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel And Veterans) Bill 23 Sep 2020

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Wrexham (Sarah Atherton), not only because she made an eloquent speech but because it has been a pleasure to serve with her on the Defence Committee for the past few months. She is a welcome addition to our group. She followed the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes). Although our opinions on the Bill may differ...
  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel And Veterans) Bill 23 Sep 2020

    I have enormous respect for the hon. Gentleman, and he is right that there is a different legal framework. That is the point I was making, and I acknowledge it. However, I am not prepared to let this Second Reading debate go by without saying that there is a compelling and equal argument that needs to be made for those who served in Northern Ireland: his constituents and mine. When this Bill...
  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel And Veterans) Bill 23 Sep 2020

    That is an absolutely compelling point, and I am glad that the hon. Gentleman made it. There has been no progress on the commitment that was given for veterans who served in Northern Ireland, and I am concerned that that commitment is being watered down.

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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

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Home Office
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland
  • Detention Centres
  • Cayman Islands: Taxation
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Office for Environmental Protection: Northern Ireland

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence) (since 1 Jul 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Defence Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Defence Committee (5 Dec 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (5 Dec 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 5 Dec 2016)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (8 May 2015 to 8 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights) (8 May 2015 to 8 Jun 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.

8. Miscellaneous
From 1 August 2019, unpaid Chair of EastSide Tourism Ltd, which promotes East Belfast as a tourist destination. (Registered 06 August 2019)
From 1 August 2019, unpaid Director of EastSide Partnership, which is a broad-based social partnership with community, statutory, political and business members who are dedicated to the regeneration of East Belfast. (Registered 06 August 2019)
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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