Paul Girvan

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

DUP MP for South Antrim


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10th June 2020 onwards

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Paul Girvan’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Boxing Clubs and Social Mobility 27 Feb 2023

    In a previous life, I became involved in boxing—although not actually in the ring, so I thoroughly enjoyed it. In my community, I have found that becoming involved in boxing steers young people away from drugs and even alcohol, and in many cases that discipline continues into adulthood. It is fantastic to see what it can achieve.
  • Northern Ireland Protocol 27 Feb 2023

    Before I start, I would like to pass on my thoughts and prayers to DCI Caldwell’s family at this time, as well as to the wider PSNI family, who I know are fearful of what might happen. I do not put this as being any accident; I think the timing of such incidents is crucial to what we are discussing here today. I just want to ask the Prime Minister about the green and red lanes. I enter a...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiotherapy 27 Feb 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to change reimbursement tariffs to help incentivise (a) modern forms of radiotherapy and (b) adaptive radiotherapy.

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DUP MP for South Antrim

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Blood: Contamination
  • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance
  • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals
  • British National (Overseas): Hong Kong
  • Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Trade Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport) (since 1 Jul 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Education) (since 1 Jul 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport) (since 1 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Transport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Mar 2023.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Belfast, owned jointly with my wife: (i). (Registered 06 July 2017)
House in Larne, owned jointly with my wife: (i). (Registered 06 July 2017)
House in Newtonabbey, owned jointly with my wife: (i). (Registered 06 July 2017)
House in Ballyclare, owned jointly with my wife: (i). (Registered 06 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Unpaid Director of Ballyclare Community Concern. (Registered 06 July 2017)

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