Mark H Durkan has represented the Northland area since 2005. As well as chairing Derry City Council’s Planning, Policy and Resources Committee and the Environmental Services Committee, Mark has been a member of the Western Education and Library Board and the Health and Social Services Council.

From the Glen Road, Mark is involved in community groups in Ballymagroarty, Hazelbank and Rosemount. He is determined to bring about economic growth and employment in Derry by helping to maximise Derry tourism potential..

Mark was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011 and served both time on the Social Development Committee and Health Committee before taking up his current role as Minister for the Environment.

Mark has recently has been lobbying for additional funding for Foyle Search and Rescue, the development of the A5 project and pushing the Executive to bring investment and jobs to the City. Over the past number of years Mark has delivered for Derry, some of the projects he has been instrumental in securing, include the radiotheraphy unit for Altnagelvin, bringing the Fleadh to Foyle, securing a bus service for the Culmore area, a traffic management scheme for the Foyle Springs area, as well as allocating vast pots of money to safeguard the cities historical buildings and for school environmental projects through the community fund.