William Hay (Northern Ireland politician)
|3rd Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly|
8 May 2007
|Deputy||David McClarty (2007–11)
Francie Molloy (2007–2013)
Martin McGuinness (2013–present)
John Dallat (2007–pres)
Roy Beggs Jr (2011–pres)
|Preceded by||Eileen Bell|
|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
25 June 1998
|Preceded by||New Creation|
16 April 1950 |
County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
|Political party||Democratic Unionist Party|
|Other organizations||Orange Order|
William "Willie" Hay MLA (born 16 April 1950 in County Donegal, Ireland) is the current Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly. He attended Faughan Valley High School in Drumahoe, County Londonderry.
Hay was elected to Londonderry City Council in Northern Ireland in 1981 for the Democratic Unionist Party. He served as Mayor in 1993 and Deputy Mayor in 1992, and was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1998. He is a member of the Northern Ireland Housing Council and the Londonderry Port and Harbour Commission. and in 2001 became a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.
William Hay was elected Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly on 8 May 2007 following the restoration of devolution.
- Liam Clarke (8 July 2011). "Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness to make it easier to be British". The Belfast Telegraph.
- Personnel Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners
- "Speaker misses out on the Twelfth.... to say I do". BBC News. 11 July 2010.
- Londonderry DUP profile
- NI Assembly – Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
- DUP party website profile
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|New creation||Assembly Member for Foyle
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