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DODDS, Rt Hon Nigel OBE

Democratic Unionist Party
 

Member for Belfast North since 2001. Political career: Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs since 2010; Member, NI Assembly since 1998; Member, Belfast City Council since 1985; Minister of Finance 2008-09; Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment 2007-08; Minister for Social Development 2001-02, 1999-2000; Member, NI Forum 1996-98; Lord Major of Belfast 1991-92, 1988-89. Special political interests: Constitution, Europe, social issues. Profession/Trade: Secretariat, European Parliament 1984-98; barrister 1981-84. Title/Honours/Decorations: OBE 1997. Education: Institute of Professional Legal Studies; St John’s College, Cambridge, BA Law; Portora Royal School. Hobbies: Reading, history. b. 20 August 1958, Londonderry. Married with two children.

 
  2010     2005  
DUP HOLD Votes % +/- % Votes %
DUP 14,812 40.0 -5.6 13,935 45.6
Sinn Fein 12,588 34.0 5.4 8,747 28.6
SDLP 4,544 12.3 -3.9 4,950 16.2
UCUP – New Force 2,837 7.7 0.6 2,154 7.1
Alliance 1,809 4.9 3.5 438 1.4
Independent 403 1.1      
Majority 2,224 6.0   5,188 17.0
Turnout 36,993 56.5 -1.3 30,540 57.8
 
 
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