Mark Durkan

Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Foyle

@markdurkan https://facebook.com/mark.durkan.18

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Recent appearances

  • Petition - Fairer Funding Formula for School Pupils in Macclesfield Constituency and the Cheshire East Local Authority Area: Contaminated Blood 25 Apr 2017

    The House should not forget that there was a tribunal of inquiry in Ireland. The Lindsay inquiry found that the state knew of the risks and continued nevertheless, because that is what other states such as the UK were doing. So is it credible that an inquiry in Ireland could find that the risks were known but carried on anyway, and that a further investigation through a panel such as that...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 24 Apr 2017

    I remind my hon. Friend that when it came to the Stormont House talks, it was the SDLP who submitted the papers on a whole community approach to tackling paramilitarism, it was the SDLP who put in a whole enforcement approach to tackling paramilitarism, and, in fact, it was the SDLP who wanted paramilitarism and criminality on the agenda of those all-party talks. It was the DUP who helped to...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 24 Apr 2017

    In following the hon. Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson), I should say that I was struck by the number of times he condemned Sinn Féin for using a veto—that from the DUP, the most veto-holic of all the parties, not least in relation to the abuse of the petition of concern, which other hon. Members referred to earlier. Let me join others in referring to the grave attack at the...

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Profile

Former 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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 9 November 2010 — Resigned

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Expenses

Topics of interest

Mark Durkan campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)
  • Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland (6 Nov 2001 to 14 Oct 2002)
  • Leader of the Social Democratic & Labour Party (1 Oct 2001 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

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):
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)
17 October 2016, payment of £75 for survey completed in June 2016. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 19 October 2016)
1 November 2016, payment of £75 for survey completed in September 2016. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 02 November 2016)
9 December 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 14 December 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:
8 January 2016, received £50. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 06 December 2016)
18 February 2016, received £30. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 06 December 2016)
16 May 2016, received £80. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 06 December 2016)
27 June 2016, received £40. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 06 December 2016)
10 August 2016, received £80. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 06 December 2016)
25 November 2016, received £60. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 06 December 2016)

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