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John Finucane’s voting in Parliament
John Finucane is a Sinn Féin MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Sinn Féin MPs.
This is a selection of John Finucane’s votes.
Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs
Has never voted on more EU integration
Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
Last updated: 1 Sep 2020.
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Sinn Féin MP for Belfast North
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Previous MPs in this constituency
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.
1. Employment and earnings
23 December 2019, received £1,608.74 from Belfast City Council, Belfast City Hall, BT1 5GS, for my role as Mayor of Belfast
. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 07 January 2020)
Until further notice, Director of Finucane Toner Ltd, solicitors, of 76-78 Castle St, Belfast BT1 1HD. I receive £4,672 a month in return for an expected monthly commitment of between 40 and 80 hours since January 2020. (Registered 07 January 2020; updated 08 July 2020)
Name of donor: Friends of Sinn Féin Inc. (FOSF)
Address of donor: 420 Lexington Avenue
. Rm 300, New York NY10170
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transport, accommodation and subsistence to the value of £1,318
Destination of visit: Washington and New York USA
Dates of visit: 13-17 January 2020
Purpose of visit: To attend meetings organised by Friends of Sinn Féin.
(Registered 07 February 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Belfast: (i). (Registered 07 January 2020)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Finucane Toner Ltd; solicitors. (Registered 07 January 2020)
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