Mark Durkan

MP, Foyle

Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party

Mark Durkan campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Mark Durkan’s voting in Parliament

Mark Durkan 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 Mark Durkan’s votes.

  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes

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Mark Durkan has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions 15 Sep 2016

    Given his earlier line on regional connectivity, will the Secretary of State ensure that the aviation Minister and officials give positive and prompt consideration to the submission by City of Derry airport for at least PSO—public service obligation—support for a twice daily service to London?
  • Tax Credits: Concentrix 14 Sep 2016

    We can all share the stories of our constituents’ anguish and the frustration for our offices in dealing with this debacle, but we should remember that HMRC is itself not an innocent agent. It designed the contract. It put customer hostility and suspicion into the contract, and into the standards of performance and practice. It was, of course, HMRC that provided the names targeted by...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Armed Conflict 9 Sep 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan; what estimate she has made of the number of (a) refugees, (b) displaced people and (c) people with severe malnutrition in that country.

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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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Home Department
  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department of Health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Pensioners
  • Sudan
  • Civil Service
  • Housing

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 122 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Mark Durkan’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 58 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 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.57% 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.
  • 63 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Durkan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 655 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for taking part in opinion surveys. Fees paid directly to charities or community initiatives (Updated 19 January 2016):
7 July 2015, payment of £75 for May 2015 survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 19 January 2016)
21 August 2015, payment of £75 for June/July 2015 survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 19 January 2016)
23 October 2015, payment of £75 for September 2015 survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 19 January 2016)
20 December 2015, payment of £75 for October 2015 survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 19 January 2016)
14 January 2016, payment of £75 for survey completed in November 2015. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 28 July 2016)
9 March 2016, payment of £50 for telephone survey completed in late 2015. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 July 2016)
8 April 2016, payment of £100 for survey completed in January 2016. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 28 July 2016)
9 May 2016, payment of £75 for survey completed in February 2016. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 28 July 2016)
22 July 2016, payment of £75 for survey completed in May 2016. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 28 July 2016)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for taking part in opinion surveys. All payments donated to charity or to community groups:
13 March 2015, received £20. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
7 July 2015, received £70. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
29 July 2015, received £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
20 October 2015, received £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
17 November 2015, received £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 December 2015)
16 December 2015, received £30. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 December 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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Justice for Colombia
Address of donor: 4th Floor, 75-77 St John Street, London EC1M 4NN

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation; £2,400

Destination of visit: Cuba

Date of visit: 23-25 October 2015

Purpose of visit: meeting with negotiators in Columbian Peace Process

(Registered 20 November 2015)
Name of donor: Justice for Colombia (a not for profit NGO owned by the British and Irish Trade Union Movements)
Address of donor: 4th Floor, 75-77 St John Street, London EC1M 4NN

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation with a value of £1,500

Destination of visit: Colombia

Date of visit: 1-5 March 2016

Purpose of visit: meeting with negotiators in the Colombian Peace Process.

(Registered 23 March 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
Between September 2015 and 23 October 2015, I employed my wife, Jackie Durkan, as Secretary (constituency based). (Registered 08 December 2015)

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