Mark Durkan

MP, Foyle

Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party

Mark Durkan campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs 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 increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 30 Jun 2016

    I note the Leader of the House’s inadvertent honesty in telling the Chamber that we now have “carry-on Government”. He is obviously proud of his role in the referendum and he is also proud of his role in giving us English votes for English laws, but can he marry those two with English votes for English exits?
  • EU Council 29 Jun 2016

    I join the acknowledgements being given to the Prime Minister. I do not really think he fully appreciates—certainly, his Secretary of State does not—that when we negotiated the Good Friday agreement, common membership of the EU was taken as a given, and it is there in the fabric of the agreement. At the core of that agreement is the principle of consent, but the people of Northern...
  • Independent Advocates for Trafficked Children — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] 28 Jun 2016

    I have not heard anyone suggest today that it is somehow acceptable that children are going missing. What people find unacceptable is that the enforcement and implementation of section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act is missing. There seems to be dereliction in the name of perfection. The fact that the pilot showed a need for improvement does not disprove the need for the provisions of section 48.

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 119 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Mark Durkan’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 56 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 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.20% 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.
  • 64 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Durkan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 644 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 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:
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)

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