List of members of the 2nd Northern Ireland Assembly

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2nd Northern Ireland Assembly
1st Assembly 3rd Assembly
Overview
Jurisdiction Northern Ireland
Meeting place Parliament Buildings,
Stormont
Term 15 May 2006 – 29 January 2007
Election 2003 assembly election
Government Executive of the 2nd Assembly (Direct Rule)
Members 108
Speaker Eileen Bell
Sessions
1st 15 May 2006 – 7 July 2006
2nd 11 September 2006 – 3 October 2006
3rd 24 November 2006 – 29 January 2007

The Northern Ireland Assembly elected in November 2003 never met as such: Northern Ireland's devolved government and representative institutions had been suspended with the re-introduction of direct rule by the United Kingdom government on 14 October 2002. However, the persons (Members of the Legislative Assembly, MLAs) elected to the Assembly at the 2003 assembly election were called together in a non-legislative capacity, initially under the Northern Ireland Act 2006[1] and then under the St Andrews Agreement.[2] These bodies failed to form a government before the 2007 election.

The following is a list of the members of that second Assembly,[3] including members co-opted after the election to replace those who had resigned or passed away, and changes in party affiliation.

Party strengths[edit]

Party Designation Nov 2003
election
Jan 2007
end
  Democratic Unionist Party Unionist 30 32
  Ulster Unionist Party Unionist 27 24
  Sinn Féin Nationalist 24 21
  Social Democratic and Labour Party Nationalist 18 18
  Alliance Party Other 6 5
  UK Unionist Party Unionist 1 1
  Progressive Unionist Party Unionist 1 1
  Independent Nationalist 0 1
  Independent Other 0 1
  Independent Unionist 1 2
  Speaker[n 1] None 0 1
Vacant[n 2] Nationalist 0 1
Totals by Designation Unionist 60 60
Nationalist 42 41
Other 6 6
None 0 1
Total 108

Notes

  1. ^ While in post, the Speaker is not counted as a member of their parliamentary party.
  2. ^ When Sinn Féin MLA Michael Ferguson died in September 2006, no substitutes were available. Sinn Féin was allowed to use his vote in the Assembly despite his death.

Graphical representation[edit]

Members elected[edit]

Name Constituency Party
Paul Berry Newry and Armagh Democratic Unionist Party
Thomas Buchanan West Tyrone Democratic Unionist Party
Gregory Campbell East Londonderry Democratic Unionist Party
Wilson Clyde South Antrim Democratic Unionist Party
George Dawson East Antrim Democratic Unionist Party
Diane Dodds West Belfast Democratic Unionist Party
Nigel Dodds North Belfast Democratic Unionist Party
Alex Easton North Down Democratic Unionist Party
George Ennis Strangford Democratic Unionist Party
Paul Girvan South Antrim Democratic Unionist Party
William Hay Foyle Democratic Unionist Party
David Hilditch East Antrim Democratic Unionist Party
Nelson McCausland North Belfast Democratic Unionist Party
William McCrea Mid Ulster Democratic Unionist Party
Lord Morrow Fermanagh and South Tyrone Democratic Unionist Party
Stephen Moutray Upper Bann Democratic Unionist Party
Robin Newton East Belfast Democratic Unionist Party
Ian Paisley North Antrim (Leader) Democratic Unionist Party
Ian Paisley Jr. North Antrim Democratic Unionist Party
Edwin Poots Lagan Valley Democratic Unionist Party
George Robinson East Londonderry Democratic Unionist Party
Iris Robinson Strangford Democratic Unionist Party
Mark Robinson South Belfast Democratic Unionist Party
Peter Robinson East Belfast (Deputy Leader) Democratic Unionist Party
Jim Shannon Strangford Democratic Unionist Party
David Simpson Upper Bann Democratic Unionist Party
Mervyn Storey North Antrim Democratic Unionist Party
Peter Weir North Down Democratic Unionist Party
Jim Wells South Down Democratic Unionist Party
Sammy Wilson East Antrim Democratic Unionist Party
Billy Armstrong Mid Ulster Ulster Unionist Party
Norah Beare Lagan Valley Ulster Unionist Party
Roy Beggs, Jr. East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party
Billy Bell Lagan Valley Ulster Unionist Party
Esmond Birnie South Belfast Ulster Unionist Party
David Burnside South Antrim Ulster Unionist Party
Fred Cobain North Belfast Ulster Unionist Party
Michael Copeland East Belfast Ulster Unionist Party
Robert Coulter North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party
Leslie Cree North Down Ulster Unionist Party
Jeffrey Donaldson Lagan Valley Ulster Unionist Party
Tom Elliott Fermanagh and South Tyrone Ulster Unionist Party
Sir Reg Empey East Belfast (Leader) Ulster Unionist Party
Arlene Foster Fermanagh & South Tyrone Ulster Unionist Party
Sam Gardiner Upper Bann Ulster Unionist Party
Norman Hillis East Londonderry Ulster Unionist Party
Derek Hussey West Tyrone Ulster Unionist Party
Danny Kennedy Newry and Armagh (Deputy Leader) Ulster Unionist Party
Lord Kilclooney Strangford Ulster Unionist Party
David McClarty East Londonderry Ulster Unionist Party
Alan McFarland North Down (Chief Negotiator) Ulster Unionist Party
Michael McGimpsey South Belfast Ulster Unionist Party
David McNarry Strangford Ulster Unionist Party
Dermot Nesbitt South Down Ulster Unionist Party
Ken Robinson East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party
Lord Trimble Upper Bann Ulster Unionist Party
Jim Wilson South Antrim Ulster Unionist Party
Gerry Adams West Belfast (President) Sinn Féin
Francie Brolly East Londonderry Sinn Féin
Bairbre de Brún West Belfast Sinn Féin
Willie Clarke South Down Sinn Féin
Pat Doherty West Tyrone Sinn Féin
Geraldine Dougan Mid Ulster Sinn Féin
Michael Ferguson West Belfast Sinn Féin
Michelle Gildernew Fermanagh and South Tyrone Sinn Féin
Davy Hyland Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin
Gerry Kelly North Belfast Sinn Féin
Alex Maskey South Belfast Sinn Féin
Fra McCann West Belfast Sinn Féin
Barry McElduff West Tyrone Sinn Féin
Philip McGuigan North Antrim Sinn Féin
Martin McGuinness Mid Ulster (Chief Negotiator) Sinn Féin
Mitchel McLaughlin Foyle Sinn Féin
Francie Molloy Mid Ulster Sinn Féin
Conor Murphy Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin
Mary Nelis Foyle Sinn Féin
John O'Dowd Upper Bann Sinn Féin
Patricia O'Rawe Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin
Tom O'Reilly Fermanagh and South Tyrone Sinn Féin
Caitríona Ruane South Down Sinn Féin
Kathy Stanton North Belfast Sinn Féin
Alex Attwood West Belfast Social Democratic and Labour Party
Dominic Bradley Newry and Armagh Social Democratic and Labour Party
Mary Bradley Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party
P. J. Bradley South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party
Thomas Burns South Antrim Social Democratic and Labour Party
John Dallat East Londonderry Social Democratic and Labour Party
Mark Durkan Foyle (Leader) Social Democratic and Labour Party
Sean Farren North Antrim Social Democratic and Labour Party
Marietta Farrell Lagan Valley Social Democratic and Labour Party
Tommy Gallagher Fermanagh and South Tyrone Social Democratic and Labour Party
Carmel Hanna South Belfast Social Democratic and Labour Party
Dolores Kelly Upper Bann Social Democratic and Labour Party
Patricia Lewsley Lagan Valley Social Democratic and Labour Party
Alban Maginness North Belfast Social Democratic and Labour Party
Alasdair McDonnell South Belfast (Deputy Leader) Social Democratic and Labour Party
Patsy McGlone Mid Ulster Social Democratic and Labour Party
Eugene McMenamin West Tyrone Social Democratic and Labour Party
Pat Ramsey Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party
Margaret Ritchie South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party
Eileen Bell North Down Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Seamus Close Lagan Valley Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
David Ford South Antrim (Leader) Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Naomi Long East Belfast (Deputy Leader) Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Kieran McCarthy Strangford Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Seán Neeson East Antrim Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Robert McCartney North Down United Kingdom Unionist Party
David Ervine East Belfast (Leader) Progressive Unionist Party
Kieran Deeny West Tyrone Independent

Changes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Act 2006 (c. 17)
  2. ^ "History of the Assembly". www.niassembly.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  3. ^ "BBC NEWS | Election 2007 | Northern Ireland elections | Results: Overview". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  4. ^ http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/members/constits/const_fo03.htm
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 September 2006. Retrieved 2005-12-19. 
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4463588.stm
  7. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4700172.stm
  8. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4896488.stm
  9. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4766733.stm
  10. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/4772777.stm
  11. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/5377630.stm