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Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Foyle, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Foyle
- Entered Parliament 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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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mark Durkan voted on key issues:
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Northern Ireland, Home Department, International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): HIV/AIDS, Pensioners, Civil Service, Housing, Interuterine Insemination
(based on written questions asked by Mark Durkan and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Financial Services (Banking Reform)Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Small Charitable Donations Bill Committee (8 out of 10)
- Education Bill Committee (20 out of 22)
- Financial Services Bill Committee (18 out of 18)
- Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (3 out of 4)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
- G8 (19 Jun 2013)
“The Prime Minister will understand that some of us are still seeking assurance that the outcomes from the G8 summit will be as thoroughly welcome and significant as its arrival in Northern Ireland. The Lough Erne declaration contains 10 points, which contain 13 “shoulds” and not a single “shall”. The “G8 action plan principles to prevent the misuse of companies...”
- Sudan and South Sudan (18 Jun 2013)
“I thank all Members for their passionate contributions to the debate. Alas, although many important issues were raised, none of what we said did justice to the scale and nature of the problems faced by the people of Sudan and South Sudan, or bore adequate witness to the quality of the work and commitment of so many non-governmental organisations and others. The issues raised have been...”
- Sudan and South Sudan (18 Jun 2013)
“I beg to move, That this House has considered the Government’s role in supporting peace and development in Sudan and South Sudan. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for its decision to grant a request that I and several other hon. Members made to ensure that the House had an overdue debate on Sudan and South Sudan. The hon. Member for City of Chester (Stephen Mosley) and I went...”
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- Has spoken in 93 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 17 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 66.13% 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 18–19 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") 400 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£18,809 (335th)||£20,796 (358th)||£21,190 (336th)||£18,105|
|Office running costs||£23,831 (72nd)||£21,882 (114th)||£21,604 (joint 201st with 1 other)||£25,787|
|Staffing costs||£91,435 (424th)||£85,326 (406th)||£82,963 (373rd)||£71,595|
|Communications Allowance||£8,854 (315th)||£6,841 (380th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£12,254 (131st)1||£10,615 (202nd)2||£12,179 (125th)||£10,884|
|Members' Staff Travel||£305 (joint 237th with 1 other)||£661 (155th)||£244 (joint 307th with 2 others)||£2,075|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,116 (106th)||£661 (172nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£526 (32nd)||£601 (34th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,388 (583rd)||£237 (611th)||£313 (602nd)||£340|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£545 (610th)||£1,284 (540th)||£426||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,199 (joint 326th with 5 others)||£1,082 (joint 276th with 17 others)||£1,082|
|Total||£158,517 (218th)||£149,364 (280th)||£140,859 (265th)||£130,294|