Mark Durkan

Former MLA, Foyle

Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party

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How Mark Durkan voted
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails

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Mark Durkan never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Philip Davies in the Chair] — Backbench business — Middle East and North Africa 17 Jul 2014

    Like others, I commend the right hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire (Alistair Burt) for securing this debate and opening it with such a comprehensive look at the situation in the middle east and north Africa. I also want to take the opportunity to welcome the new Minister to his brief; I look forward to his response. I too want to concentrate on the situation in Gaza and Israel. I come...
  • Business of the House: “A New Magna Carta?” — Select Committee on Political and Constitutional Reform 17 Jul 2014

    I thank my hon. Friend for making this statement about the report. I joined the Select Committee in the midst of this inquiry. Does he recognise, as regards the question that has just been raised, that a codified constitution might provide a more cogent assertion of this House’s authority vis--vis the Executive and that it might also answer a constant frustration that we hear from...
  • Business of the House: Hallett Review 17 Jul 2014

    Does the Secretary of State recognise that although Lady Justice Hallett makes it clear at the start of her report that it is not a whitewash, it does leave a couple of black boxes in respect of Operation Rapid, not least the fact that there is little explanation as to why during that period so many cases on the list went from being “wanted” to being “not wanted”?...

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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

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 74 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 13 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 66.33% 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") 492 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for taking part in opinion surveys:
3 June 2013, payment of £75 for survey in April 2013. Hours: 25 mins. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 5 June 2013)
10 September 2013, payment of £75 for survey in June 2013. Hours: 25 mins. Payment donated direct to charity. (Registered 11 September 2013)
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)
Payment from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for taking part in opinion survey:
6 September 2013, payment of £200 for survey in August 2013. Hours: 45 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 11 September 2013)
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)

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