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.
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show 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
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
The importance of implementing the Stormont House agreement should not lead to any indifference about its detail. Obviously, some of us have different views on welfare reform, but I will not dwell on that now. Questions about the past are particularly important. The Secretary of State should be aware that many victims and victims groups are expressing suspicion and concern about the burden of...
We have heard many compassionate and compelling words today, and the voice of conscience has come through on both sides of the debate, just as it has come through on both sides of the correspondence we have all received from our constituents. I will be opposing the Bill. Some of the constituents who have written to me have suggested that I am being Church-whipped. I am no more Church-whipped...
The hon. Gentleman has clearly overcome whatever emotions afflicted him when he scrolled through his family photographs by conjuring up the most bizarre rationale. Does he not understand that many of us fully accept why Government Members want at every opportunity to stand outside a common currency in Europe, but not to stand outside common decency?
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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 73 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 45 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 84.93% 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.
- 60 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Durkan’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 560 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes
, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for taking part in opinion surveys:
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)
Payments from YouGov
, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for taking part in opinion surveys:
16 April 2015, payment of £100 for survey in March 2015. Hours: 40 mins. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 08 May 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)
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