Mark Durkan’s voting in Parliament
Mark Durkan is a Social Democratic and Labour Party MP, and so 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 against university tuition fees 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
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
We have lots more plain English analysis of Mark Durkan’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mark Durkan’s full vote analysis page for more.
Mark Durkan never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Will the Minister give way?
Mr Deputy Speaker, you and others have made the comment that today is a day on which a birthday has occurred, so before I have to, in response to interventions, may I say to the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Mr MacNeil) breithlá sona dó? Go maire sé on lá. I should also make an apology, because I missed a birthday yesterday in the debate on the Welfare Reform and...
We are getting far off the Finance Bill. The Government told us that the Finance Bill should be taken as part of a whole suite of measures from the Budget, including those in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill. Yesterday, we missed the six-year birthday of the Second Reading debate on the Child Poverty Bill in 2009, when the then shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, now the Home...
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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
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Civil Service
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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 71 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 49 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 86.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 558 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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