Peter Robinson (DUP)

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Peter Robinson is the First Minister of Northern Ireland, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, and until the General Election of 6 May 2010, the MP for East Belfast.[1]

Robinson addressed the Monday Club in January 2003.[2]

Spotlight allegations

In January 2010, a BBC Spotlight documentary criticised Robinson's response to undeclared payments made by two property developers to his wife, the Strangford MP Iris Robinson:

When Peter Robinson found out about his wife's financial dealings, he insisted that the money should be returned.
However, he did not tell the proper authorities despite being obliged by the ministerial code to act in the public interest at all times.
On Thursday, Mr Robinson's solicitors said he was thoroughly satisfied that he has at all times acted properly and fulfilled all requirements, and would robustly challenge any allegation to the contrary.[3]



  1. Profile: Peter Robinson, BBC News, 6 January 2010.
  2. No more side deals with IRA - DUP, BBC News, 16 January 2003.
  3. Iris Robinson business deal broke law, BBC News, 8 January 2010.