Colum Eastwood

Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Foyle


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Colum Eastwood’s voting in Parliament

Colum Eastwood 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 random selection of Colum Eastwood’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Colum Eastwood has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 10 Dec 2021

    Climate Change Bill: Second Reading – Colum Eastwood. Private Members' Bills
  • Strengthening Standards in Public Life 17 Nov 2021

    Is the hon. Lady aware of the origins of the word “Tory”? It comes from the old Irish word “tóraí”, meaning outlaw or robber. Does she agree that the parcel of rogues now occupying high office in this place are really living up to their name?
  • Northern Ireland: New Decade, New Approach 27 Oct 2021

    What progress the Government are making on implementing the commitments set out in the New Decade, New Approach agreement.

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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 13 December 2019 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 6 May 2011 — election

Left the Assembly on 12 December 2019 — Resigned

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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Home Office
  • Coronavirus: Northern Ireland
  • Iron and Steel: Northern Ireland
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • Students: Coronavirus
  • Carcinogens: Regulation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill Committee (since 28 Jun 2021)

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021.


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