Gavin Robinson

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

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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

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

Gavin Robinson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 23 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions 14 Jun 2018

    The Secretary of State will understand that the natural consequence of proceedings on Tuesday was that amendments regarding Northern Ireland, the devolved regions and the border did not get the thoughtful or considered reflection that they should have. Will the Minister use his influence to ensure that, should those amendments come back to this House, any programme motion will be framed in...
  • Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 11 Jun 2018

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Henley (John Howell). I have enjoyed listening to a range of contributions this afternoon and this evening. A number of Members, including the right hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr Hayes) and the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk), have referred to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, the Second Reading of which was on...
  • Fur Trade — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] 4 Jun 2018

    The hon. Gentleman knows me to be an Ulster MP, but I was surprised when researching this issue that there are still three animal fur farms in the Republic of Ireland, one of which is in Ulster—in Donegal. Those farms kill more than 200,000 mink per year. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that a good starting point would be our nearest neighbour and trusted friend—a European partner...

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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
  • Department of Health
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Detention Centres
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Armed Forces: Complaints
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Urinary System: Diseases

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 31 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence) (since 1 Jul 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Gavin Robinson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 57 written questions in the last year — above 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 86.63% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 39 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Gavin Robinson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 78 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Jun 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for surveys:
29 September 2017, payment of £150 for two surveys. Hours: 1.5 hrs (45 mins each). Fee paid direct to East Belfast DUP. (Registered 19 October 2017)
5 January 2018, payment of £100 for a survey completed in November 2017. Hours: 90 mins. Fee paid direct to East Belfast DUP. (Registered 23 April 2018)
7 February 2018, payment of £100 for a survey completed on 15 January 2018. Hours: 75 mins. Fee paid direct to East Belfast DUP. (Registered 23 April 2018)
14 March 2018, payment of £75 for a survey completed on 15 February 2018. Hours: 80 mins. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 23 April 2018)
16 April 2018, payment of £75 for a survey completed on 1 March 2018. Hours: 85 mins. Fee paid direct to East Belfast DUP. (Registered 23 April 2018)
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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