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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 (328)

Robinson failure to lead causes deep hurt in Muslim community – Maskey29 May, 2014

Maskey welcomes Equality Commission investigation into DSD housing policies15 May, 2014

Maskey challenges DUP on UVF role in racist attacks13 May, 2014

Maskey challenges Baggott over comments6 May, 2014

PSNI must protect foreign nationals from attack30 April, 2014

PSNI unwilling to face down loyalist bully boys18 April, 2014

Family entitled to truth on collusion – Alex Maskey14 April, 2014

Sinn Féin MLAs lodge equality complaint over minister’s failure to address housing crisis9 April, 2014

Robinson needs to change the tune on welfare reform – Maskey3 April, 2014

Lib/Dems' withdrawal of support for bedroom tax welcome - Maskey2 April, 2014

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