Mark Durkan

MP, Foyle

Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party

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How Mark Durkan voted
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Mark Durkan never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Health Services 26 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of integrating early childhood development interventions on nutrition, immunisation and education on the effectiveness on strength of local health systems; and what contribution such an assessment has made to decisions on the funding of (a) her Department's country programmes and...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan 25 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of levels of political freedoms in eastern Sudan.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan 25 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has taken a position on the viability of forthcoming elections in Sudan; and what discussions he has had with his Sudanese counterpart on ensuring that conditions are met for those elections to be free and fair.

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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
  • Sudan
  • Civil Service
  • Housing

Currently held offices

  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (since 31 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (International Development) (since 1 Jun 2011)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 1 Jun 2011)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (since 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Justice) (since 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 1 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 1 Jun 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 73 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 43 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 67.12% 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.
  • 63 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Durkan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 546 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for taking part in opinion surveys:
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)
2 October 2014, payment of £75 for July 2014 survey. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 13 January 2015)
27 November 2014, payment of £75 for October 2014 survey. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 13 January 2015)
18 February 2015, payment of £75 for November 2014 survey. Hours: 40 mins. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 18 February 2015)
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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