Lord Bannside

Ian Paisley

Ian Paisley


Democratic Unionist Party

Address as

Lord Bannside

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353


Electoral history

MP for North Antrim 18 June 1970 general election to 17 December 1985 (resigned seat in protest against Anglo-Irish Agreement) and 23 January 1986 by-election to 2010

Parliamentary career

DUP Spokesperson for: Constitutional Affairs 1970-2005, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 2005-10, Europe 2005-09

Party groups

Leader (co-founder), Democratic Unionist Party 1971-2008

Political interests

Foreign affairs, religious affairs, constitution

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Bannside, of North Antrim in the County of Antrim 2010

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

In receipt of payment from Johnston Press plc, Peterborough, for a weekly article in the (Belfast) News Letter

10: Non-financial interests (b)

President, Whitefield College of the Bible, Banbridge, Co Down

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Minister and Trustee, Martyrs Memorial Church, Belfast (and by virtue of this post a trustee of many other Free Presbyterian churches)