List of members of the 6th Northern Ireland Assembly

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6th Northern Ireland Assembly
5th Assembly
Overview
JurisdictionNorthern Ireland
Meeting placeParliament Buildings,
Stormont
Election2017 assembly election
GovernmentExecutive of the 6th Assembly
Members90
SpeakerVacant
First MinisterVacant
deputy First MinisterVacant

This is a list of the 90 members of the sixth Northern Ireland Assembly, the unicameral devolved legislature of Northern Ireland. The election took place on 2 March 2017, with counting finishing the following day; voter turnout was estimated at 64.8%.[1]

Only five (rather than six) MLAs were elected from each of the 18 constituencies, following the Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.[2] The reduction negatively affected Unionist candidates whose bloc lost its majority for the first time in the history of the Assembly. The SDLP was also negatively impacted, losing its only West Belfast seat.[3]

Incumbent Speaker Robin Newton informally convened the Assembly on 22 March to pay tribute to the former deputy First Minister and former northern leader of Sinn Féin, the late Martin McGuinness.[4]

However, with the DUP and Sinn Féin unable to agree to form their mandatory coalition government, the Assembly did not formally convene. On 27 April, talks were paused until after a snap general election on 8 June, with a deadline of 29 June for the parties to reach agreement.[5]

Party strengths[edit]

Party Designation Members
Democratic Unionist Party Unionist 27
Sinn Féin Nationalist 27
Social Democratic and Labour Party Nationalist 12
Ulster Unionist Party Unionist 10
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Other 8
Green Party in Northern Ireland Other 2
Traditional Unionist Voice Unionist 1
People Before Profit Alliance Other 1
Independent Unionist 2
Totals by Designation Unionist 40
Nationalist 39
Other 11
Total[1] 90

Graphical representation[edit]


Note: This is not the actual seating plan.

MLAs by party[edit]

Party Name Constituency
Democratic Unionist Party (27) Maurice Bradley East Londonderry
Paula Bradley Belfast North
Keith Buchanan Mid Ulster
Thomas Buchanan West Tyrone
Jonathan Buckley Upper Bann
Joanne Bunting Belfast East
Pam Cameron South Antrim
Gordon Dunne North Down
Alex Easton North Down
Arlene Foster Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Paul Frew North Antrim
Trevor Clarke South Antrim
Paul Givan Lagan Valley
Simon Hamilton Strangford
David Hilditch East Antrim
William Humphrey Belfast North
William Irwin Newry and Armagh
Carla Lockhart Upper Bann
Gordon Lyons East Antrim
Michelle McIlveen Strangford
Gary Middleton Foyle
Robin Newton Belfast East
Edwin Poots Lagan Valley
George Robinson East Londonderry
Christopher Stalford Belfast South
Mervyn Storey North Antrim
Peter Weir Strangford
Sinn Féin (27) Caoimhe Archibald East Londonderry
Cathal Boylan Newry and Armagh
Michaela Boyle West Tyrone
Linda Dillon Mid Ulster
Jemma Dolan Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Sinéad Ennis South Down
Megan Fearon Newry and Armagh
Órlaithí Flynn Belfast West
Colm Gildernew Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Emma Rogan South Down
Declan Kearney South Antrim
Catherine Kelly West Tyrone
Gerry Kelly Belfast North
Seán Lynch Fermanagh & South Tyrone
Alex Maskey Belfast West
Declan McAleer West Tyrone
Raymond McCartney Foyle
Fra McCann Belfast West
Philip McGuigan North Antrim
Ian Milne Mid Ulster
Karen Mullan Foyle
Conor Murphy Newry and Armagh
Carál Ní Chuilín Belfast North
John O'Dowd Upper Bann
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir Belfast South
Michelle O'Neill Mid Ulster
Pat Sheehan Belfast West
Social Democratic and Labour Party (12) Sinéad Bradley South Down
Pat Catney Lagan Valley
John Dallat East Londonderry
Mark H. Durkan Foyle
Colum Eastwood Foyle
Claire Hanna Belfast South
Dolores Kelly Upper Bann
Nichola Mallon Belfast North
Daniel McCrossan West Tyrone
Patsy McGlone Mid-Ulster
Colin McGrath South Down
Justin McNulty Newry and Armagh
Ulster Unionist Party (10) Steve Aiken South Antrim
Andy Allen Belfast East
Rosemary Barton Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Doug Beattie Upper Bann
Roy Beggs, Jr. East Antrim
Robbie Butler Lagan Valley
Alan Chambers North Down
Mike Nesbitt Strangford
John Stewart East Antrim
Robin Swann North Antrim
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (8) Kellie Armstrong Strangford
Paula Bradshaw Belfast South
Stewart Dickson East Antrim
Stephen Farry North Down
David Ford South Antrim
Naomi Long Belfast East
Trevor Lunn Lagan Valley
Chris Lyttle Belfast East
Green Party in Northern Ireland (2) Steven Agnew North Down
Clare Bailey Belfast South
People Before Profit Alliance (1) Gerry Carroll Belfast West
Traditional Unionist Voice (1) Jim Allister North Antrim
Independent Unionist (2) Claire Sugden East Londonderry
Jim Wells South Down

MLAs by constituency[edit]

Constituency Name Party
Belfast East
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Andy Allen Ulster Unionist Party
Joanne Bunting Democratic Unionist Party
Naomi Long Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Chris Lyttle Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Robin Newton Democratic Unionist Party
Belfast North
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Paula Bradley Democratic Unionist Party
William Humphrey Democratic Unionist Party
Gerry Kelly Sinn Féin
Nichola Mallon Social Democratic and Labour Party
Carál Ní Chuilín Sinn Féin
Belfast South
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Clare Bailey Green Party in Northern Ireland
Paula Bradshaw Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Claire Hanna Social Democratic and Labour Party
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir Sinn Féin
Christopher Stalford Democratic Unionist Party
Belfast West
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Gerry Carroll People Before Profit Alliance
Órlaithí Flynn Sinn Féin
Alex Maskey Sinn Féin
Fra McCann Sinn Féin
Pat Sheehan Sinn Féin
East Antrim
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Roy Beggs, Jr. Ulster Unionist Party
Stewart Dickson Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
David Hilditch Democratic Unionist Party
Gordon Lyons Democratic Unionist Party
John Stewart Ulster Unionist Party
East Londonderry
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Caoimhe Archibald Sinn Féin
Maurice Bradley Democratic Unionist Party
John Dallat Social Democratic and Labour Party
George Robinson Democratic Unionist Party
Claire Sugden Independent Unionist
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
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Seán Lynch Sinn Féin
Rosemary Barton Ulster Unionist Party
Jemma Dolan Sinn Féin
Arlene Foster Democratic Unionist Party
Colm Gildernew Sinn Féin
Foyle
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Mark H. Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party
Colum Eastwood Social Democratic and Labour Party
Raymond McCartney Sinn Féin
Gary Middleton Democratic Unionist Party
Karen Mullan Sinn Féin
Lagan Valley
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Robbie Butler Ulster Unionist Party
Pat Catney Social Democratic and Labour Party
Paul Givan Democratic Unionist Party
Trevor Lunn Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Edwin Poots Democratic Unionist Party
Mid Ulster
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Keith Buchanan Democratic Unionist Party
Linda Dillon Sinn Féin
Ian Milne Sinn Féin
Michelle O'Neill Sinn Féin
Patsy McGlone Social Democratic and Labour Party
Newry and Armagh
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Cathal Boylan Sinn Féin
Megan Fearon Sinn Féin
William Irwin Democratic Unionist Party
Justin McNulty Social Democratic and Labour Party
Conor Murphy Sinn Féin
North Antrim
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Jim Allister Traditional Unionist Voice
Paul Frew Democratic Unionist Party
Philip McGuigan Sinn Féin
Mervyn Storey Democratic Unionist Party
Robin Swann Ulster Unionist Party
North Down
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Steven Agnew Green Party in Northern Ireland
Alan Chambers Ulster Unionist Party
Gordon Dunne Democratic Unionist Party
Alex Easton Democratic Unionist Party
Stephen Farry Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
South Antrim
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Steve Aiken Ulster Unionist Party
Pam Cameron Democratic Unionist Party
David Ford Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Trevor Clarke Democratic Unionist Party
Declan Kearney Sinn Féin
South Down
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Sinéad Bradley Social Democratic and Labour Party
Sinéad Ennis Sinn Féin
Emma Rogan Sinn Féin
Colin McGrath Social Democratic and Labour Party
Jim Wells Independent Unionist
Strangford
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Kellie Armstrong Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Simon Hamilton Democratic Unionist Party
Michelle McIlveen Democratic Unionist Party
Mike Nesbitt Ulster Unionist Party
Peter Weir Democratic Unionist Party
Upper Bann
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Doug Beattie Ulster Unionist Party
Jonathan Buckley Democratic Unionist Party
Dolores Kelly Social Democratic and Labour Party
Carla Lockhart Democratic Unionist Party
John O'Dowd Sinn Féin
West Tyrone
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Michaela Boyle Sinn Féin
Thomas Buchanan Democratic Unionist Party
Catherine Kelly Sinn Féin
Declan McAleer Sinn Féin
Daniel McCrossan Social Democratic and Labour Party

Changes since the election[edit]

Date Constituency Loss Gain Note
9 June 2017 West Tyrone Sinn Féin   Barry McElduff elected as Member of Parliament for West Tyrone in the 2017 general election.[6]
9 June 2017 Foyle Sinn Féin   Elisha McCallion elected as Member of Parliament for Foyle in the 2017 general election.[6]
9 June 2017 Fermanagh and South Tyrone Sinn Féin   Michelle Gildernew elected as Member of Parliament for Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the 2017 general election.[6]
9 June 2017 South Down Sinn Féin   Chris Hazzard elected as Member of Parliament for South Down in the 2017 general election.[6]
9 June 2017 South Antrim DUP   Paul Girvan elected as Member of Parliament for South Antrim in the 2017 general election.[7]
20 June 2017 West Tyrone   Sinn Féin Catherine Kelly co-opted by Sinn Féin to replace Barry McElduff.[6]
20 June 2017 Foyle   Sinn Féin Karen Mullan co-opted by Sinn Féin to replace Elisha McCallion.[6]
20 June 2017 Fermanagh and South Tyrone   Sinn Féin Colm Gildernew co-opted by Sinn Féin to replace Michelle Gildernew.[6]
20 June 2017 South Down   Sinn Féin Emma Rogan co-opted by Sinn Féin to replace Chris Hazzard.[6]
28 June 2017 South Antrim   DUP Trevor Clarke co-opted by the Democratic Unionist Party to replace Paul Girvan.[7]
9 May 2018 South Down DUP Independent DUP whip withdrawn from Jim Wells.[8]
25 June 2018 South Antrim Alliance   David Ford resigns.[9]
27 June 2018 South Antrim   Alliance John Blair co-opted by Alliance to replace David Ford.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Northern Ireland Assembly election 2017 results". BBC News. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Assembly Members (Reduction of Numbers) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  3. ^ McClafferty, Enda. "Assembly election 'a brutal result for unionism'". BBC News. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Tributes to mark the passing of former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness". YouTube. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Stormont talks paused until after General Election". ITV News. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "New MLAs". The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b "New MLA - South Antrim Constituency". The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  8. ^ "DUP's Wells has the whip withdrawn after attack on leadership". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  9. ^ McCormack, Jayne (2018-06-25). "David Ford stepping down from Stormont". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  10. ^ McCormack, Jayne (2018-06-27). "First openly gay MLA takes Stormont seat". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-08-21.