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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 (325)

Maskey criticises Department after cross party benefit plea rejected4 July, 2018

‘PIP process should be de-privatised’ - Maskey28 June, 2018

Parties unite over ‘cruel’ benefit restriction for terminally ill - Maskey25 June, 2018

‘Universal Credit should be halted following damning report’ - Maskey15 June, 2018

Maskey welcomes launch of West Belfast Drugs Panel report11 June, 2018

Russell comments call British commitment to institutions into question – Maskey18 May, 2018

Maskey seeking urgent meetings on De La Salle College3 May, 2018

‘Callous Tory/DUP austerity creating food bank dependence’ - Maskey24 April, 2018

Maskey calls for audio equipment to be provided for PIP Assessments23 April, 2018

Education Authority failing in its responsibilities to parents and children on SEN18 April, 2018

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