Colum Eastwood

Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Foyle


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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
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Coronavirus: Northern Ireland
  • Iron and Steel: Northern Ireland
  • Addictions: Northern Ireland
  • Industry: Northern Ireland
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill Committee (28 Jun 2021 to 6 Jul 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Message to Attend the Lords Commissioners: Election of Speaker 9 Jul 2024

    Thank you, Mr Speaker-Elect. I am very glad to be back and very glad to see the results of the election. Many people in Northern Ireland are delighted with it. We look forward to holding the new Government to account for the promises that they have made to the people of the north of Ireland. I want to take this opportunity to welcome all the new Members—even the ones I profoundly disagree...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 17 Apr 2024

    The recently published Kenova report makes it clear that the IRA was riddled with British agents from top to bottom. Those agents were involved in the abduction, torture and murder of British and Irish citizens. The British Government—successive British Governments—knew all about it and did nothing. The report also calls for an apology from the Government to those victims. Will the Prime...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Personal Income 25 Mar 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidential basis is for increasing the minimum income requirement (MIR) to £38,700 for certain family and work visas; if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of increasing the MIR on those affected in (a) Derry City and Strabane and (b) other regions where average gross annual earnings are below the national...

More of Colum Eastwood’s recent appearances

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