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DONALDSON, Rt Hon Jeffrey

Democratic Unionist Party
 

Member for Lagan Valley (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010, for Lagan Valley 1997-2010. Committees: Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) since 2010; Member, Defence Select Committee since 2010; Member, Transport Select Committee 2009-10 and 2004-07; Member, Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments 2001-06; Member, Regulatory Reform Select Committee 2001-05; Member, Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Select Committee (Transport Sub-Committee) 2000-01; Member, Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Select Committee 2000-01; Member, Northern Ireland Affairs select Committee 1997-2000. Political career: DUP Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change since 2010; DUP Spokesperson for Equality since 2010; Spokesperson for Defence since 2007 and 2004-05; DUP Spokesperson for Home Office 2007-10; DUP Spokesperson for International Development 2005-07; DUP Spokesperson for Transport 2009-10 and 2005-07; DUP Spokesperson for Education 2004-05; Member, Northern Ireland Assembly 2003-10; Alderman, Lisburn City Council 2005-10; Ulster Unionist Spokesperson for Trade and Industry 2002-03; Ulster Unionist spokesperson for Defence 2002-03; Ulster Unionist Spokesperson for Work and Pensions 2001-03; Ulster Unionist Spokesperson for Transport, Local Government and the Regions 2001-02; Ulster Unionist Spokesperson for the Treasury 2001-02; Ulster Unionist Spokesperson for Environment, Transport and the Regions 2000-01; Ulster Unionist Spokesperson for: Trade and Industry 1997-2000; Joined Democratic Unionist Party 2004; Vice-President, Ulster Unionist Council 2000-03; Member, Northern Ireland Assembly 1985-86. Special political interests: Northern Ireland, defence, trade and industry, Christianity. Profession/Trade: Partner, financial services and estate-agency business.

 
  2010     2005  
DUP HOLD Votes % +/- % Votes %
DUP 18,199 49.8 -4.9 23,289 54.7
UCUP – New Force 7,713 21.1 -0.4 9,172 21.5
Alliance 4,174 11.4 1.3 4,316 10.1
Sinn Fein 1,465 4.0 -3.5 3,197 7.5
Traditional Unionist 3,154 8.6      
SDLP 1,835 5.0 -1.1 2,598 6.1
Majority 10,486 28.7   14,117 33.2
Turnout 36,540 56.0 -4.2 42,572 60.2
 
 
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