Mark Durkan

MP, Foyle

Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions 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 for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Mark Durkan never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union 20 Nov 2014

    I find myself feeling a bit like the right hon. Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Frank Dobson) who was asked if he was in favour of women bishops. He said, “I’m all for women, but not for bishops.” I am all for devolution, but I am not particularly for the Union. I say that as an Irish nationalist sitting here in this House. However, we must recognise that some issues...
  • Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society 20 Nov 2014

    I rise to endorse the very significant points made by hon. Members. In particular, I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Wycombe (Steve Baker) for securing the debate and for opening it so strongly. From hearing him speak in Public Bill Committees on banking reform and related questions, I know that he is dubious about our having almost feng shui arguments on the regulatory furniture when...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: Developing Countries 20 Nov 2014

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the G20's 2013 St Petersburg Declaration, what plans he has for a spillover analysis of the effects of UK tax rules on developing countries.

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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
  • HIV/AIDS
  • 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)

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 25 written questions in the last year — 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 66.96% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 509 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for taking part in opinion surveys:
Payment of £75 for a survey in February-March 2013. Hours: 25 mins. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 19 December 2013)
Payment of £75 for a survey in November 2013. Hours: 25 mins. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 19 December 2013)
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 on 22 November 2013. Hours: 25 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 28 November 2013)
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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