Iris Robinson


Iris Robinson stood down as MP for Strangford in January 2010.

She is the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (MP) for Strangford, and was first elected in the 2001 general election, replacing Ulster Unionist Party MP, John Taylor. She was re-elected in the 2005 General Election.

She was first elected councillor for Castlereagh Borough Council in 1989, and served three times as Mayor. Elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly she has served as member for Strangford since 1998; acting as Deputy Whippet for the DUP party and health spokesman. She was a member of the Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue from 1995 to 1997.

She is married to Peter Robinson, who is currently First Minister and the DUP leader, MP for Belfast East, Assembly member and a former Castlereagh councillor.

Iris married Peter Robinson on 26 July 1970 and they have three children, Jonathan, Gareth and Rebekah. They are the first husband and wife ever to represent Northern Ireland constituencies in Parliament.

Iris is a Pentecostal Christian and is a member of the Metropolitan Tabernacle Belfast, an Elim Pentecostal Church in Belfast.

Constituency: Strangford

Constituency Address: 12 North Street
BT23 4DE

Constituency Tel: 028 9182 7701

Date of Birth: 6 September 1949


Party: DUP

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