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Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP

Belfast South


Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP was born Alasdair McDonnell on 01 September 1949 in Cushendall, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland and is the Social Democratic & Labour Party MP for Belfast South.


Currently sitting on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since July 2015), Dr Alasdair McDonnell does not chair at this time.

He has in the past sat on Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (Jul 2010 to Mar 2015), Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (Jul 2005 to May 2010).


He was Shadow SDLP Chief Whip (2010 to 2015), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (2010 to 2015), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Business, Innoviation and Skills) (2009 to 2015), Shadow Minister (Europe) (2008 to 2010), Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (2008 to 2010), Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (2007 to 2009), Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (2005 to 2007), Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (2005 to 2008), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (2005 to 2007), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Health) (2005 to 2015) in opposition.

He was Leader of the Social Democratic & Labour Party.


Dr Alasdair McDonnell has the following specific interests :
Politics - Urban renewal, economic reconstruction, job creation, information technology, biotechnology
Countries - Atlantic Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Serbia and Balkans, USA

You can contact Dr Alasdair McDonnell in the following ways:




120A Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 2EB

Phone : 028 9024 2474

Fax : 028 9043 9935


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Phone : 020 7219 8528; 020 7219 8510

Fax : 020 7219 2832

Email : alasdair.mcdonnell.mp@parliament.uk