West Belfast - Sue Ramsey
Sue Ramsey is a Sinn Féin Councillor on Lisburn Council. A 33 years old woman who lives in Twinbrook in Belfast, is one of a growing team of energetic and enthusiastic political activists whose skills were honed in the post-hunger strike Sinn Féin, where political education was a mixture of community activism, electoral organisation and front line street politics.
Sue was born and spent her formative years in Springhill, West Belfast. In 1980 she and the family moved to the Twinbrook estate. Her first involvement with Sinn Féin was through the Party's Youth Department. By 1992 she was involved in full-time party work in her local area as well as in the Party's Womens Department.
Formerly Chairperson of West Belfast Sinn Féin, Sue also works in a range of community activities including the Twinbrook Festival Committee.
She was elected as Assembly member for West Belfast in 1998 and was a member of the Health, Social Services and Public Safety Committee. She is the party spokesperson on health and children's issues.