Samuel (Sammy) Wilson

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Name: Samuel (Sammy) Wilson

Born: 04 April 1953

Party: Democratic Unionist Party 

Constituency: East Antrim

Samuel (Sammy) Wilson is a British politician who was born on 04 April 1953 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was educated at Methodist College and pursued a career in Economics and Politics at both Queen’s University of Belfast and Stranmillis University College. He was employed as a teacher at Grosvenor Grammar School and became a head Economics at that school. 

His political career was launched after he served as the Democratic Unionist Party’s Press Officer from 1982 to 1996.  He once served as the Environment Minister in 2008 and Finance Minister in 2009. In 2005, Sammy was elected as the MP for East Antrim and was re-elected in 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019.


Last Election Results:

Sammy Wilson won 16,871 votes out of a possible 37,261. This represents a 45.3% share and a 6,706 majority in his constituency. There was a voter turnout of 57.5%.

Voting History Snapshot

Voted Nay to the Boris Johnson EU withdrawal agreement

Voted Aye to the Elections Bill: Government Motion to disagree to Lords Amendment 86

Voted Nay to the Health and Care Bill: Government Amendment (a) in lieu of Lords Amendment 92

Voted Aye to the Opposition Day: P&O Ferries and Employment Rights

Voted Aye to the Elections Bill Third Reading

Contact Details

Phone: 028 2826 7722


East Antrim DUP
116 Main Street
BT40 1RG

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