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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 (308)

PUP conference claims ‘absurd' - Maskey16 October, 2013

Robinson attempts to blame Parades Commission for violence ignores reality12 July, 2013

McCausland summoned to appear before DSD Committee4 July, 2013

Maskey confident for Finaghy despite bank closures3 July, 2013

Politicians should not add to tension – Alex Maskey28 June, 2013

McDonnell position a slap in the face for victims of State violence2 June, 2013

Support for Islamic Centre – Sinn Féin24 May, 2013

Sinn Féin slam waste of public money on DSD leaflet - Maskey2 May, 2013

Welcome for Minister’s opposition to parts of welfare bill29 April, 2013

No predetermined outcomes on new social housing structures - Maskey22 April, 2013

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