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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 (307)

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

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

Austerity and Low wage economy cause of growth of Food Banks – Maskey17 August, 2015

Health minister should be seeking to protect the most vulnerable - Maskey18 May, 2015

DUP need to explain support for British government welfare cuts - Maskey12 March, 2015

Maskey calls for support for petition of concern9 March, 2015

UUP position on welfare staggering in its hypocrisy – Maskey6 February, 2015

We want to see highest number of pro-agreement representatives - Maskey14 November, 2014

Anti-poverty strategy must be produced - Maskey6 November, 2014

Sinn Féin discuss welfare cuts with main church leaders28 October, 2014

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