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Martina Anderson MEP

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Martina Anderson MEP

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Martina Anderson has been a member of the European Parliament since May 2012 and was the party’s Group Leader in the Parliament for the last five years.

She is the party’s lead spokesperon on Brexit and over the last number of years and has been a key member of the party’s team which has been negotiating with the Irish and British governments and at EU level.

She is a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Delegation for relations with Palestine.

She is from the Bogside area of Derry, and was born in 1962. She has been involved with the Irish republican struggle for over thirty years. Having spent over thirteen years as a political prisoner in prisons in England and Ireland she was released in 1998 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement and immediately became involved in working in Sinn Féin.

She was elected in 2007 as an Assembly member for the Foyle constituency, representing her home city of Derry, at which point she was nominated as one of the first Sinn Féin members of the Policing Board.

In 2011 she was made Junior Minister in the office of First Minister & Deputy First Minister, working alongside her party colleague Martin McGuinness.

She was part of the party’s political management in the Assembly in Belfast, and then for almost three years she served as the party’s All Ireland Political Co-ordinator promoting, upgrading and mainstreaming the All Ireland agenda. Following the 2006 Ard Fheis (Congress), at which the Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD indicated the priority of developing an entirely new relationship with unionism Martina was appointed to the role of Sinn Féin’s Director of Unionist Engagement. This is a task she has pursed with vigour, leading to a number of first public meetings between the party leadership and churches and opinion makers within unionism.

If you’d like to contact Martina, please use the details below.

Constituency Office details

Unit 2 Spencer House, 18-22 Spencer Road, Derry, BT47 6QA

Phone: 02871 318683

European Parliament office contact details

Office 07F247, Bât. Altiero Spinelli, European Parliament, 60, Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels.

Phone: 003 222 845222

Statements (1395)

European election opportunity to send clear message that we won't be left behind - Anderson13 April, 2019

Anderson tells Barnier to ensure no hardening of the border10 April, 2019

‘DUP have questions to answer over new Dark Money revelations’ – Anderson10 April, 2019

‘DUP have questions to answer over new Dark Money revelations’ – Anderson10 April, 2019

‘Don’t let Ireland be sleepwalked into Euro Army’ – Anderson8 April, 2019

British government attempting to overturn Good Friday Agreement - Anderson1 April, 2019

Anderson commends Border Communities Against Brexit30 March, 2019

Anderson welcomes resolution tackling Afrophobia26 March, 2019

Sinn Féin to increase diplomatic efforts in Europe on backstop and unity9 March, 2019

Rights of Irish citizens in north should be ring-fenced post-Brexit - Anderson6 March, 2019

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