Alasdair McDonnell

MP, Belfast South

Belfast South Social Democratic and Labour Party

Alasdair McDonnell campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Alasdair McDonnell’s voting in Parliament

Alasdair McDonnell is a Social Democratic and Labour Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Social Democratic and Labour Party MPs.

This is a selection of Alasdair McDonnell’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits 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

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Alasdair McDonnell has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: North-south Electricity Interconnector 20 Jul 2016

    I welcome the Secretary of State to his new position and his very able partner, the Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the hon. Member for Keighley (Kris Hopkins), who has been an outstanding Member of this House. Has the Secretary of State had an opportunity, at this early stage, to make an assessment of the long-term future of the all-Ireland energy market in the light of the...
  • Backbench Business: EU Referendum: UK-Ireland Border 19 Jul 2016

    Thank you, Mr Hollobone, for your great courtesy to all of us. May I also thank the Minister for his extensive reply? It is but the beginning.
  • Backbench Business: EU Referendum: UK-Ireland Border 19 Jul 2016

    I agree with my colleague that there is potentially a pulling apart and a disconnect here; I certainly share that anxiety. We should all work and do all we can to ensure that this does not do too much damage. My point is that if we fail to plan, we plan to fail. This situation has to be managed meticulously, in the finer detail. My sense over the last week was that in the light of the...

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Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Belfast South, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Belfast South

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 28 June 2015 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Northern Ireland
  • Rates Collection Agency
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • Hip Replacements
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader of the Social Democratic & Labour Party (15 Nov 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Chief Whip (6 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Business, Innoviation and Skills) (5 Jun 2009 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Europe) (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jul 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jul 2005 to 1 Jul 2008)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jul 2005 to 1 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jul 2005 to 1 Jul 2007)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Smallholding/farm in Co Antrim: (i) and (ii).
House in Belfast: (i) and (ii).
Part-owner of Ormeau Health Centre and adjacent property, Lower Ormeau Road, Belfast, from which rental income is received. See category 7 below: (i) and (ii).
Holiday house in Glenarriffe, Co Antrim, currently being refurbished and from which rental income is not currently received: (i).
Flat in London: (i) and (ii).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Arrow Travel, Belfast.
Ormeau Health Centre. See category 6 above.
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast (unpaid) (Updated 28 January 2014).

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