Gavin Robinson

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Gavin Robinson
Member of Parliament
for Belfast East
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Naomi Long
Majority 2,597 (6.5%)
57th Lord Mayor of Belfast
In office
Preceded by Niall Ó Donnghaile
Succeeded by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
Member of the Belfast City Council
In office
Preceded by Sammy Wilson
Succeeded by Brian Kennedy
Constituency Pottinger (2011–2014)
Titanic (2014–2015)
Personal details
Born Gavin James Robinson
(1984-11-22) 22 November 1984 (age 32)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Democratic Unionist Party
Spouse(s) Lindsay
Children Reuben
Alma mater Queen's University Belfast
Profession Barrister
Religion Church of Ireland

Gavin Robinson (born November 1984) is a Northern Ireland barrister who was the 57th Lord Mayor of Belfast and who has represented Belfast East in the United Kingdom House of Commons since 2015.[1] Robinson was a Democratic Unionist Party councillor for the Pottinger electoral area in South and East Belfast.[2]


Alderman Robinson was elected to office on 1 June 2012 and served as Lord Mayor until June 2013. He is the last Unionist to have held the office of Lord Mayor and the only Unionist out of the last six Lord Mayors since 2010. He has represented the Pottinger area of east Belfast since March 2010 when he was co-opted to replace Sammy Wilson. He was then elected in May 2011. A lifelong East Belfast resident, he continues to live in the area with his wife.

Educated at Queen's University Belfast, he read Law and attained a Masters in Irish Politics before commencing practice as a barrister. He is a member of the East Belfast District Policing and Community Safety Partnership subgroup. He previously represented the council on the boards of the Ulster Orchestra and the World Police and Fire Games 2013.

He topped the poll for the Democratic Unionist Party in the constituency of Belfast East, defeating Naomi Long of the Alliance Party to become a Member of Parliament in the 2015 UK General Election. Raised a Presbyterian, he currently attends the Church of Ireland.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "BBC News - DUP's Gavin Robinson is new Lord Mayor of Belfast". Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Staff. "Robinson is new Belfast Lord Mayor". Retrieved 5 June 2015. 

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Niall Ó Donnghaile
Lord Mayor of Belfast
2012 – 2013
Succeeded by
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Naomi Long
Member of Parliament
for Belfast East