Mark Durkan

MP, Foyle

Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party

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How Mark Durkan voted
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Mark Durkan never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Psni: Historical Records 28 Jan 2015

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

Entered 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
  • Treasury
  • Pensioners
  • Civil Service
  • Housing
  • Interuterine Insemination

Currently held offices

  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (International Development)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Justice)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Treasury)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Jun 2010)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 76 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 31 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
  • 70 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Durkan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 529 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for taking part in opinion surveys:
16 January 2014, payment of £75 for a survey in October 2013. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 23 January 2014)
22 January 2014, payment of £75 for a survey in November 2013. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 23 January 2014)
18 March 2014, payment of £75 for a survey in January 2014. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 18 March 2014)
2 May 2014, payment of £75 for February/March 2014 survey. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 7 May 2014)
June 2014, payment of £75 for April 2014 survey. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 3 July 2014)
4 August 2014, payment of £75 for May-June 2014 survey. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 8 August 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for opinion surveys:
Payment of £80. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 10 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
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): £2,600
Destination of visit: Colombia and Cuba
Date of visit: 21-30 July 2014
Purpose of visit: to monitor human rights and labour rights situation and support the peace process.
(Registered 29 August 2014)

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