Alasdair McDonnell

MP, Belfast South

Belfast South Social Democratic and Labour Party

Alasdair McDonnell’s voting in Parliament

Alasdair McDonnell is a Social Democratic and Labour Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Social Democratic and Labour Party MPs.

This is a selection of Alasdair McDonnell’s votes.

  • Generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions
  • Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Alasdair McDonnell has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East: Press Freedom 27 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the governments of (a) Egypt, (b) Saudi Arabia and (c) United Arab Emirates on the removal of restrictions on press freedom in these countries and the Middle East.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Inward Investment 20 Apr 2016

    I thank the Secretary of State for her answers so far. She will be aware that key Northern Ireland companies such as Allstate and Almac have had to look outside Northern Ireland to recruit suitably skilled staff in recent times. Has she any suggestion as to how we might ensure a suitable supply of potential staff who are skilled up to take advantage of opportunities offered by inward investment?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Economic Development 2 Mar 2016

    I thank the Secretary of State for her answers so far. However, although she can speak eloquently, and we are all very pleased about the economic development that has taken place, does she agree about the need to work more closely with Northern Ireland MPs and the Executive to establish a much more robust economic strategy to regenerate the economy and stimulate job creation, rather than a...

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Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Belfast South, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Belfast South

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 28 June 2015 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Northern Ireland
  • Rates Collection Agency
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • Hip Replacements
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader of the Social Democratic & Labour Party (15 Nov 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Chief Whip (6 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Business, Innoviation and Skills) (5 Jun 2009 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Europe) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jul 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jul 2005 to 1 Jul 2008)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jul 2005 to 1 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jul 2005 to 1 Jul 2007)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Smallholding/farm in Co Antrim: (i) and (ii).
House in Belfast: (i) and (ii).
Part-owner of Ormeau Health Centre and adjacent property, Lower Ormeau Road, Belfast, from which rental income is received. See category 7 below: (i) and (ii).
Holiday house in Glenarriffe, Co Antrim, currently being refurbished and from which rental income is not currently received: (i).
Flat in London: (i) and (ii).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Arrow Travel, Belfast.
Ormeau Health Centre. See category 6 above.
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast (unpaid) (Updated 28 January 2014).

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