Jim Wells MLA South Down, Democratic Unionist Party


  • Tel 028 9052 1110

  • Fax 028 9052 1820

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    12 Bridge Street, Kilkeel BT34 4AD United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3XX United Kingdom
Jim Wells

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Member, Northern Ireland Assembly 1982-86; DUP Spokesperson for: Regional Development 2007-09, Health 2009-; Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety 2014-15.
  • NI Assembly Committee

    Public Accounts.
  • Electoral history

    MLA for South Down 1998-2011, and for South Down (revised boundary) since 5 May 2011.
  • Political interests

    Environmental protection, nature conservation, animal welfare, Third World.
  • Party groups

    Secretary, DUP Assembly Group 1998-2012.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    International Development Group: Chair 2008-11, 2013-, Vice-chair 2011-13; Vice-chair Climate Change Assembly Group 2008-11; Visual Impairment Group: Vice-chair 2009-11, Chair 2011-; Vice-chair Co-operatives and Mutuals Group 2011-; Treasurer: Organ Donation Group 2013-15, Fairtrade Group 2014-, Animal Welfare Group 2015-.
  • Countries of interest

    Australia, Canada, USA.
  • International bodies

    Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Member, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

Election record for South Down, 05 May 2011

Party Percentage of votes
Social Democratic & Labour Party 35.8%
Sinn Fein 30.9%
Democratic Unionist Party 12.5%
Name Party Seats Votes % of votes
Karen McKevitt, Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic & Labour Party 2 14,927 35.8
Willie Clarke, Caitriona Ruane Sinn Fein 2 12,887 30.9
Jim Wells Democratic Unionist Party 1 5,200 12.5
John McCallister Ulster Unionist Party 1 4,409 10.6
Turnout 56.8%

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