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.
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
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Mark Durkan never rebelled against their party in this parliament
Does the Secretary of State recognise not just that dealing with the past is a matter that we owe to victims, but that people want to know that we have not simply replaced the years of dirty war with a dirty peace? Does she recognise that, in the light of the serious questions raised by the “Spotlight” programme last night, the strictures she is placing on national security could...
I indicated in response to the debate on the previous set of amendments that, if we were to have any kind of sample Division in relation to these amendments, our main interest would be in putting new clause 1 to a vote. I note what the Minister has said. I do not accept his arguments, and make the point that the sensible time for the Assembly to take the powers is when it is a few weeks into...
The Minister implied that the amendment would affect just one Order in Council—the one that is in draft at the moment—but of course it would apply to various Orders in Council. He identified the problem that, having passed a legislative consent motion, the Assembly would wonder why the matter had come back to it. We are used in this House to dealing with different stages of...
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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 77 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 38 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 82.58% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 582 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for taking part in opinion surveys:
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:
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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