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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.

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Sinn Féin reject Alex Atwood’s comments on Policing and Justice transfer23 February, 2009

Alex Maskey Speaks on Motion 1820 February, 2009

Significant challenges for Policing Board ahead28 January, 2009

Acceptance of AERC recommendations a positive step forward.21 January, 2009

Acceptance of AERC recommendations a positive step forward – Maskey20 January, 2009

Maskey welcomes rates assistance for Councils19 January, 2009

Maskey slams South Belfast car park robbery19 January, 2009

MASKEY HITS OUT AT “CONTINUING CREEPING PRIVATISATION” OF THE HEALTH SERVICE15 January, 2009

Obesity and Diabetes in the North must be tackled head on.14 January, 2009

Sinn Féin seeking PSNI meeting to discuss community policing7 January, 2009

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