Michael Ferguson (Irish politician)

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Michael Ferguson
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for West Belfast
In office
26 November 2003 – 24 September 2006
Preceded by Sue Ramsey
Succeeded by Paul Maskey
Personal details
Born 1953
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Died 24 September 2006(2006-09-24)
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Alma mater Queen's University Belfast

Michael Ferguson (circa 1953–24 September 2006) was an Irish Republican politician. He served as a councillor on Lisburn City Council and as an MLA for Belfast West.

Politics[edit]

Ferguson graduated from Queen's University Belfast in 1989 and became involved in politics. In 1989, Ferguson was elected as a Sinn Féin representative on Lisburn City Council. In 2003, he was also elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, to represent Belfast West.[citation needed]

Illness and death[edit]

Ferguson died on 24 September 2006 from testicular cancer.[1][2] He had spoken about the illness to the Irish News[3] (a Belfast-based daily newspaper), saying "Men are neglectful of their own health and do not visit their doctors."[4]

References[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Sue Ramsey
MLA for Belfast West
2003 - 2006
Succeeded by
Paul Maskey