Alasdair McDonnell MP Belfast South, Social Democratic and Labour Party, Leader, Social Democratic and Labour Party; SDLP Chief Whip and Spokesperson for Health, for Business, Innovation and Skills and for Culture, Media and Sport


Alasdair McDonnell

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    SDLP Spokesperson for: Employment and Learning 2005-07, Economic Development 2005-07, Education 2005-08, Health 2005-, Enterprise, Trade and Investment 2007-08, Europe 2008-10, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 2008-09, Innovation and Universities 2008-09, Northern Ireland Affairs 2008-10, Business, Innovation and Skills 2009-, Culture, Media and Sport 2010-; SDLP Chief Whip 2010-.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Northern Ireland Affairs.
  • Electoral history

    Contested (National Democrat) North Antrim 1970 general election, (SDLP) Belfast South 1979 general election, 1982 by-election, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2001 general elections. Member for Belfast South 2005-10, for Belfast South (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Urban renewal, economic reconstruction, job creation, information technology, biotechnology, renewable energy.
  • Party groups

    Social Democratic and Labour Party: Deputy Leader 2004-10, Leader 2011-.
  • Countries of interest

    Atlantic Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Serbia and Balkans, USA.
  • International bodies

    Member, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

Election record for Belfast South, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Social Democratic & Labour Party 40.83%
Democratic Unionist Party 23.58%
UCUNF 17.21%
Name Party Votes % of votes
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic & Labour Party 14,026 40.83
Spratt, Jimmy Democratic Unionist Party 8,100 23.58
Bradshaw, Paula UCUNF 5,910 17.21
Lo, Anna All 5,114 14.89
McGibbon, Adam Green 1,036 3.02
Majority 5,926 votes
Electorate 59,524
Turnout (34,359) 57.72%

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: Arrow Travel, Belfast.

Land and Property: Smallholding/farm in Co Antrim, from which rental income is received. House in Belfast, from which rental income is received.

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Medical Practitioner (GP), working part-time.

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