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 against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Mark Durkan’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mark Durkan’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Green Investment Bank 11 Jan 2017

    When Vince Cable was legislating for the GIB, we got assurances that it would operate throughout the UK and support projects in Northern Ireland, and, importantly, would not be precluded from supporting cross-border projects. In fairness, one of its first investments was in Northern Ireland, and indeed in my constituency. However, many of us are concerned that the quality of its investments,...
  • Stormont House Agreement: Implementation 10 Jan 2017

    I congratulate the right hon. Member for Lagan Valley (Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson) on securing the debate. However, I do have to say that, as someone who participated in many of the negotiations in the process—some of which he discussed—and in particular has always been pushing to ensure that we keep the promise that was made in the Good Friday agreement about properly addressing...
  • Northern Ireland: Political Developments 10 Jan 2017

    Does the Secretary of State not recognise that it is the hubris of the outgoing First Minister that has brought about the humiliation for our institutions of his now having to contemplate the options he has discussed today? Does he also note that Sinn Féin is saying it has called timeon the “DUP status quo”, which seems to be how it is now describing the “Fresh...

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Profile

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 7 Nov 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (31 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (International Development) (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 (Treasury) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Jun 2010)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Justice) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 117 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Mark Durkan’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 71 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 78.01% 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.
  • 62 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Durkan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 677 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 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):
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)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
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)

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