Raymond McCartney is from Derry and a Sinn Féin MLA for Foyle. He is a former political prisoner and has been active in Sinn Féin since his release in 1994.
He has a BA Honours degree which is obtained while in Long Kesh and on his release he completed a Masters degree in Peace Studies at the University of Ulster.
He worked as the project co-ordinator of Tar Abhaile and was Chair of Coiste na n-Iar Chimi for 15 years.
He was elected to the Assembly in 2004. Raymond is the Sinn Fein Assembly Group and a member of the Cuige Uladh Political Directorate. He is a member of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee and the Deputy Chairperson of the Justice Committee. He is the Sinn Fein spokesperson on Justice.
He is a member of the Strategy Board which oversees the delivery of the One Plan for Derry.
He has previously sat on the Regional Development and Culture Arts and Leisure Committees.
He was a member of the Long Kesh Development group which was tasked to oversee the Long Kesh site.
He is member of the Sinn Fein International department.
Raymond has a keen interest in the Irish language and sport. He is an advocate of the Irish medium education sector.
He is married to Rose and they have a son, Conchúr.
Portfolio: Sinn Fein Assembly Group and a member of the Cuige Uladh Political Directorate. He is a member of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee and the Deputy Chairperson of the Justice Committee. He is the Sinn Fein spokesperson on Justice.
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