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Alex Maskey was born and reared in Belfast and is married with two sons. He was interned without trial twice during the 1970s.

Throughout the conflict there were several attempts on his life by loyalists in collusion with British forces and the RUC, with the family home being attacked on several occasions.

He was very seriously injured in 1987 and in 1993 his friend Alan Lundy shot dead when the Maskey home and family were again attacked.

Alex has been a Sinn Féin elected representative for the past 33 years, the longest serving elected representative for the party in Ireland, having been first been elected to Belfast City Council in 1983, the first Sinn Féin councillor in the city hall.

In 2002 Alex became the first ever Sinn Féin Mayor of Belfast. He was elected to the Assembly in 1998.

Alex has served in the Assembly as the party chief whip and on several statutory/scrutiny committees including Finance and Environment and he is currently chairperson of the Social Development Committee.

Alex is a member of the party's Ard Chomairle and a key member of the Sinn Féin negotiations team.

Statements (305)

Maskey dismisses claims as baseless scaremongering25 November, 2015

Maskey calls on Osborne to scrap tax credits plans27 October, 2015

Tories targeting working familes yet again - Maskey28 September, 2015

Maskey calls for civic action to protect services and vulnerable28 September, 2015

McDonnell’s comments smack of political opportunism25 September, 2015

Increasing poverty the outworking of Tory cuts – Maskey22 September, 2015

New Tory assault on welfare as Westminster votes on tax credit reduction - Maskey15 September, 2015

Enda Kenny has failed to show leadership over political process - Maskey5 September, 2015

Any suggestion of suspending institutions should be rejected - Maskey2 September, 2015

Threats and counter threats only adding to trauma of families28 August, 2015

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