Nigel Dodds

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Person.png Nigel Dodds   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, lawyer)
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Born20 August 1958
Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
NationalityBritish
Alma materSt John's College (Cambridge), Queen's University Belfast
ReligionFree Presbyterian
Children2
SpouseDiane Dodds
PartyDemocratic Unionist Party
Northern Irish barrister, unionist politician and life peer, who served as deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) from June 2008 to May 2021.

Employment.png Member of the House of Lords Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
19 October 2020 - Present

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Belfast North

In office
7 June 2001 - 6 November 2019

Nigel Alexander Dodds, Baron Dodds of Duncairn is a Northern Irish barrister, unionist politician and life peer, who served as deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) from June 2008 to May 2021.[1] Dodds became North Belfast's MP at the 2001 UK general election and served in that role until he was defeated by Sinn Féin's John Finucane in 2019. He has served in the past as a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and as Minister of Finance in the Northern Ireland Executive. In July 2020, Dodds was nominated for a peerage in the House of Lords and announced in September 2020 that he would take the title Lord Dodds of Duncairn.[2] He has been Lord Mayor of Belfast twice and served as General Secretary of the DUP from 1993 to 2008.[3]

Swinton Circle

Dodds addressed the Swinton Circle, a right-wing Conservative pressure group in November 2004.[4]


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