Mark Durkan

MP, Foyle

Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party

Mark Durkan’s voting in Parliament

Mark Durkan 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 Mark Durkan’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes

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Mark Durkan has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • HMRC: Building Our Future Plan 28 Apr 2016

    At Foyle House in my constituency, staff are being made compulsorily redundant while other staff are being moved in from other locations, with it supposedly being used as a stepping-stone office. Those who have been told that they are being made redundant are being told that redundancies will happen on a workstream, rather than whole-office, basis. People are getting word week by week. HMRC...
  • HMRC: Building Our Future Plan 28 Apr 2016

    Does the hon. Gentleman recognise that some people are receiving redundancy notices by email—not even face to face?
  • Hillsborough 27 Apr 2016

    May I pay tribute to the Home Secretary and the right hon. Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham), not just for the power, poignancy and import of their words here today, but for the decisive and responsive character they have both shown on this matter? Not only do I salute my fellow Members in this House who represent the families of the Hillsborough victims, but, on behalf of the Bloody Sunday...

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Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Foyle, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Foyle

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

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 9 November 2010 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Home Department
  • International Development
  • Department of Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Pensioners
  • Sudan
  • Civil Service
  • Housing

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (31 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (International Development) (1 Jun 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Justice) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Jun 2010)
  • Leader of the Social Democratic & Labour Party (1 Oct 2001 to 6 May 2010)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for taking part in opinion surveys. Fees paid directly to charities or community initiatives (Updated 19 January 2016):
7 July 2015, payment of £75 for May 2015 survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 19 January 2016)
21 August 2015, payment of £75 for June/July 2015 survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 19 January 2016)
23 October 2015, payment of £75 for September 2015 survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 19 January 2016)
20 December 2015, payment of £75 for October 2015 survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 19 January 2016)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for taking part in opinion surveys. All payments donated to charity or to community groups:
16 April 2015, payment of £100 for survey in March 2015. Hours: 40 mins. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 08 May 2015)
13 March 2015, received £20. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
7 July 2015, received £70. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
29 July 2015, received £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
20 October 2015, received £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
17 November 2015, received £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
16 December 2015, received £30. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 December 2015)
1 September 2015, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for participating in summer 2015 survey. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 01 September 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Heron Brothers
Address of donor: 2 St Patrick's Street, Draperstown, Co Derry, BT45 7AL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 16051

(Registered 15 June 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Justice for Colombia
Address of donor: 4th Floor, 75-77 St John Street, London EC1M 4NN

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation; £2,400

Destination of visit: Cuba

Date of visit: 23-25 October 2015

Purpose of visit: meeting with negotiators in Columbian Peace Process

(Registered 20 November 2015)
Name of donor: Justice for Colombia (a not for profit NGO owned by the British and Irish Trade Union Movements)
Address of donor: 4th Floor, 75-77 St John Street, London EC1M 4NN

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation with a value of £1,500

Destination of visit: Colombia

Date of visit: 1-5 March 2016

Purpose of visit: meeting with negotiators in the Colombian Peace Process.

(Registered 23 March 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
Between September 2015 and 23 October 2015, I employed my wife, Jackie Durkan, as Secretary (constituency based). (Registered 08 December 2015)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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