Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly elected in 2011

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This is a list of the 108 members of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLAs) elected in 2011. All members elected at the assembly elections, held on 5 May 2011 are listed.[1] Eighty-three of the MLAs elected in 2011 had been members for all or part of the Assembly's previous term. This includes 11 individuals (marked with an asterisk in the table below) who became MLAs in the previous Assembly by virtue of substitution (see Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly elected in 2007). Twenty of the MLAs elected in 2011 are women.

Members[edit]

Not to be confused: Paul Girvan (South Antrim) and Paul Givan (Lagan Valley) are different people, although both were co-opted to replace retiring Democratic Unionist members of the last Assembly. Roy Beggs, Jr. (born 1962) is the son of the Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs (born 1936), a former Assembly member for North Antrim and former MP for East Antrim in the British House of Commons. Similarly Mark H. Durkan (b. 1978) is the nephew of the former SDLP leader Mark Durkan (b. 1960), who left the Assembly after his election in 2010 as MP for Foyle.[2]

Name Constituency Party New
Agnew, StevenSteven Agnew North Down Green Party in Northern Ireland yes
Allister, JimJim Allister North Antrim Traditional Unionist Voice yes
Anderson, MartinaMartina Anderson Foyle Sinn Féin no
Anderson, SydneySydney Anderson* Upper Bann Democratic Unionist Party no
Attwood, AlexAlex Attwood Belfast West Social Democratic and Labour Party no
Beggs, Jr., RoyRoy Beggs, Jr. East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party no
Bell, JonathanJonathan Bell Strangford Democratic Unionist Party no
Boylan, CathalCathal Boylan Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin no
Boyle, MichaelaMichaela Boyle West Tyrone Sinn Féin yes
Bradley, DominicDominic Bradley Newry and Armagh Social Democratic and Labour Party no
Bradley, PaulaPaula Bradley Belfast North Democratic Unionist Party yes
Brady, MickeyMickey Brady Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin no
Buchanan, ThomasThomas Buchanan West Tyrone Democratic Unionist Party no
Byrne, JoeJoe Byrne West Tyrone Social Democratic and Labour Party yes
Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell East Londonderry Democratic Unionist Party no
Clarke, TrevorTrevor Clarke South Antrim Democratic Unionist Party no
Clarke, WillieWillie Clarke South Down Sinn Féin no
Cochrane, JudithJudith Cochrane Belfast East Alliance Party of Northern Ireland yes
Copeland, MichaelMichael Copeland Belfast East Ulster Unionist Party yes
Craig, JonathanJonathan Craig Lagan Valley Democratic Unionist Party no
Cree, LeslieLeslie Cree North Down Ulster Unionist Party no
Dallat, JohnJohn Dallat East Londonderry Social Democratic and Labour Party no
Dickson, StewartStewart Dickson East Antrim Alliance Party of Northern Ireland yes
Dobson, Jo-AnneJo-Anne Dobson Upper Bann Ulster Unionist Party yes
Doherty, PatPat Doherty West Tyrone Sinn Féin no
Douglas, SammySammy Douglas Belfast East Democratic Unionist Party yes
Dunne, GordonGordon Dunne North Down Democratic Unionist Party yes
Durkan, Mark H.Mark H. Durkan Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party yes
Easton, AlexAlex Easton North Down Democratic Unionist Party no
Eastwood, ColumColum Eastwood Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party yes
Elliott, TomTom Elliott Fermanagh and South Tyrone Ulster Unionist Party no
Farry, StephenStephen Farry North Down Alliance Party of Northern Ireland no
Flanagan, PhilPhil Flanagan Fermanagh and South Tyrone Sinn Féin yes
Ford, DavidDavid Ford South Antrim Alliance Party of Northern Ireland no
Foster, ArleneArlene Foster Fermanagh and South Tyrone Democratic Unionist Party no
Frew, PaulPaul Frew* North Antrim Democratic Unionist Party no
Gardiner, SamSam Gardiner Upper Bann Ulster Unionist Party no
Gildernew, MichelleMichelle Gildernew Fermanagh and South Tyrone Sinn Féin no
Girvan, PaulPaul Girvan* South Antrim Democratic Unionist Party no
Givan, PaulPaul Givan* Lagan Valley Democratic Unionist Party no
Hale, BrendaBrenda Hale Lagan Valley Democratic Unionist Party yes
Hamilton, SimonSimon Hamilton Strangford Democratic Unionist Party no
Hay, WilliamWilliam Hay (Speaker) Foyle Democratic Unionist Party no
Hilditch, DavidDavid Hilditch East Antrim Democratic Unionist Party no
Humphrey, WilliamWilliam Humphrey* Belfast North Democratic Unionist Party no
Hussey, RossRoss Hussey West Tyrone Ulster Unionist Party yes
Irwin, WilliamWilliam Irwin Newry and Armagh Democratic Unionist Party no
Kennedy, DannyDanny Kennedy Newry and Armagh Ulster Unionist Party no
Kelly, DoloresDolores Kelly Upper Bann Social Democratic and Labour Party no
Kelly, GerryGerry Kelly Belfast North Sinn Féin no
Kinahan, DannyDanny Kinahan* South Antrim Ulster Unionist Party no
Lewis, PamPam Lewis South Antrim Democratic Unionist Party yes
Lo, AnnaAnna Lo Belfast South Alliance Party of Northern Ireland no
Lunn, TrevorTrevor Lunn Lagan Valley Alliance Party of Northern Ireland no
Lynch, SeánSeán Lynch Fermanagh and South Tyrone Sinn Féin yes
Lyttle, ChrisChris Lyttle* Belfast East Alliance Party of Northern Ireland no
McCallister, JohnJohn McCallister South Down NI21 (elected UUP) no
McCann, FraFra McCann Belfast West Sinn Féin no
McCann, JenniferJennifer McCann Belfast West Sinn Féin no
McCarthy, KieranKieran McCarthy Strangford Alliance Party of Northern Ireland no
McCartney, RaymondRaymond McCartney Foyle Sinn Féin no
McCausland, NelsonNelson McCausland Belfast North Democratic Unionist Party no
McClarty, DavidDavid McClarty East Londonderry Independent no
McCrea, BasilBasil McCrea Lagan Valley NI21 (elected UUP) no
McCrea, IanIan McCrea Mid Ulster Democratic Unionist Party no
McDevitt, ConallConall McDevitt* Belfast South Social Democratic and Labour Party no
McDonnell, AlasdairAlasdair McDonnell Belfast South Social Democratic and Labour Party no
McElduff, BarryBarry McElduff West Tyrone Sinn Féin no
McGimpsey, MichaelMichael McGimpsey Belfast South Ulster Unionist Party no
McGlone, PatsyPatsy McGlone Mid Ulster Social Democratic and Labour Party no
McGuinness, MartinMartin McGuinness Mid Ulster Sinn Féin no
McIlveen, DavidDavid McIlveen North Antrim Democratic Unionist Party yes
McIlveen, MichelleMichelle McIlveen Strangford Democratic Unionist Party no
McKay, DaithíDaithí McKay North Antrim Sinn Féin no
McKevitt, KarenKaren McKevitt South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party yes
McLaughlin, MitchelMitchel McLaughlin South Antrim Sinn Féin no
McMullan, OliverOliver McMullan East Antrim Sinn Féin yes
McNarry, DavidDavid McNarry Strangford UK Independence Party (elected as UUP) no
McQuillan, AdrianAdrian McQuillan East Londonderry Democratic Unionist Party no
Maginness, AlbanAlban Maginness Belfast North Social Democratic and Labour Party no
Maskey, AlexAlex Maskey Belfast South Sinn Féin no
Maskey, PaulPaul Maskey Belfast West Sinn Féin no
Molloy, FrancieFrancie Molloy Mid Ulster Sinn Féin no
Morrow, MauriceMaurice Morrow Fermanagh and South Tyrone Democratic Unionist Party no
Moutray, StephenStephen Moutray Upper Bann Democratic Unionist Party no
Murphy, ConorConor Murphy Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin no
Nesbitt, MikeMike Nesbitt Strangford Ulster Unionist Party yes
Newton, RobinRobin Newton Belfast East Democratic Unionist Party no
Ní Chuilín, CarálCarál Ní Chuilín Belfast North Sinn Féin no
O'Dowd, JohnJohn O'Dowd Upper Bann Sinn Féin no
Ó hOisín, CathalCathal Ó hOisín East Londonderry Sinn Féin yes
O'Neill, MichelleMichelle O'Neill Mid Ulster Sinn Féin no
Overend, SandraSandra Overend Mid Ulster Ulster Unionist Party yes
Poots, EdwinEdwin Poots Lagan Valley Democratic Unionist Party no
Ramsey, PatPat Ramsey Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party no
Ramsey, SueSue Ramsey Belfast West Sinn Féin no
Ritchie, MargaretMargaret Ritchie South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party no
Robinson, GeorgeGeorge Robinson East Londonderry Democratic Unionist Party no
Robinson, PeterPeter Robinson Belfast East Democratic Unionist Party no
Ross, AlastairAlastair Ross* East Antrim Democratic Unionist Party no
Ruane, CaitríonaCaitríona Ruane South Down Sinn Féin no
Sheehan, PatPat Sheehan* Belfast West Sinn Féin no
Spratt, JimmyJimmy Spratt Belfast South Democratic Unionist Party no
Storey, MervynMervyn Storey North Antrim Democratic Unionist Party no
Swann, RobinRobin Swann North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party yes
Weir, PeterPeter Weir North Down Democratic Unionist Party no
Wells, JimJim Wells South Down Democratic Unionist Party no
Wilson, SammySammy Wilson East Antrim Democratic Unionist Party no

New members elected in May 2011[edit]

Twenty-five members of the third Assembly who were sitting at its dissolution on 24 March 2011 were succeeded by new members after the election of 5 May 2011. Seventeen sitting members did not present themselves for re-election and another eight were defeated at the polls. One re-elected member had been elected with a different affiliation in 2007.

The numbers indicate the percentage of votes each member received in the first round of counting under the Single Transferable Vote in the 2011 election, and the round which decided his or her election or defeat.[3][4]

This is a sortable table arranged alphabetically by the new member's surname. In some constituencies (Foyle, West Tyrone and Fermanagh & South Tyrone) where it is not possible to couple a single outgoing member by party with a single successor, the incoming members are arranged alphabetically (so the second one may be out of alphabetic order with the rest of the table) and the outgoing members are arranged arbitrarily.

Outgoing member(s) Party 1st
pref
Round
Constituency
New Member(s)
Party 1st
pref
Round
Wilson, BrianBrian Wilson (retiring) Green Party in N. Ireland North Down Agnew, StevenSteven Agnew Green 7.9% 11
O'Loan, DeclanDeclan O'Loan SDLP 9.1% 9 North Antrim Allister, JimJim Allister Trad. U. Voice 10.1% 9
McGill, ClaireClaire McGill (retiring) Sinn Féin West Tyrone Boyle, MichaelaMichaela Boyle Sinn Féin 12.9% 4
Cobain, FredFred Cobain Ulster Unionist 8.2% 7 Belfast North Bradley, PaulaPaula Bradley DUP 10.4% 6
Bresland, AllanAllan Bresland
Deeny, KieranKieran Deeny (retiring)
Democratic Unionist
Independent
10.3%
0
West Tyrone Byrne, JoeJoe Byrne
Hussey, RossRoss Hussey
SDLP
UUP
8.5%
10.4%
5
Purvis, DawnDawn Purvis Ind. (elected as Prog. U.) 5.3% 11 Belfast East Cochrane, JudithJudith Cochrane Alliance 13.4% 7
Empey, RegReg Empey (retiring)
Lord Empey
Ulster Unionist Belfast East Copeland, MichaelMichael Copeland UUP 6.8% 11
Neeson, SeánSeán Neeson (retiring) Alliance East Antrim Dickson, StewartStewart Dickson Alliance 10.0% 9
Savage, GeorgeGeorge Savage (retiring) Ulster Unionist Upper Bann Dobson, Jo-AnneJo-Anne Dobson UUP 7.9% 7
Browne, WallaceWallace Browne (retiring)
Baron Browne of Belmont
Democratic Unionist Belfast East Douglas, SammySammy Douglas DUP 8.3% 11
McFarland, AlanAlan McFarland Ind. (elected as UUP) 6.7% 9 North Down Dunne, GordonGordon Dunne DUP 13.3% 2
Callaghan, PólPól Callaghan
[replaced Mark Durkan, MP]
Mary Bradley (retiring)
SDLP 6.8%
4
Foyle Durkan, Mark H.Mark H. Durkan
Colum Eastwood
SDLP 12.8%
7.6%
4
7
Gallagher, TommyTommy Gallagher SDLP
9.6% 6 Fermanagh &
South Tyrone
Flanagan, PhilPhil Flanagan Sinn Féin 10.6% 6
McHugh, GerryGerry McHugh (retiring) Ind. (elected as SF) Fermanagh &
South Tyrone
Lynch, SeánSeán Lynch Sinn Féin 10.7% 6
Butler, PaulPaul Butler (retiring) Sinn Féin Lagan Valley Hale, BrendaBrenda Hale DUP 8.2% 7
Burns, ThomasThomas Burns SDLP 10.6% 0 South Antrim Lewis, PamPam Lewis DUP 8.9% 4
Paisley, IanIan Paisley, PC (retiring)
Lord Bannside
Democratic Unionist North Antrim McIlveen, DavidDavid McIlveen DUP 8.1% 8
Bradley, P.J.P.J. Bradley (retiring) SDLP South Down McKevitt, KarenKaren McKevitt SDLP 9.0% 9
Robinson, KenKen Robinson (retiring) Ulster Unionist East Antrim McMullan, OliverOliver McMullan Sinn Féin 8.2% 10
Gibson, SimpsonSimpson Gibson (retiring)
[replaced Jim Shannon]
Democratic Unionist Strangford Nesbitt, MikeMike Nesbitt UUP 11.0% 6
Leonard, BillyBilly Leonard (retiring)
[replaced Francie Brolly]
Sinn Féin (suspended) East Londonderry O'Hoison CathalCathal Ó hOisín Sinn Féin 13.5% 6
Armstrong, BillyBilly Armstrong (retiring) Ulster Unionist Mid Ulster Overend, SandraSandra Overend UUP 10.3% 6
Coulter, RobertRobert Coulter (retiring) Ulster Unionist North Antrim Swann, RobinRobin Swann UUP 6.2% 9

Member returning with a different affiliation[edit]

David McClarty, originally elected from East Londonderry as an Ulster Unionist, although not re-nominated by the UUP in 2011, stood successfully for re-election as an independent. This reduced the UUP's strength from 2007, while keeping independent strength in the Assembly at one (as Kieran Deeny, the retiring independent member, was not succeeded in West Tyrone by another independent). McClarty decided not to re-join the UUP after his re-election.[5][6]

Changes[edit]

On 1 April 2012, Seán Rogers was appointed as member for South Down following the resignation of Margaret Ritchie.[7]
On 13 April 2012, Chris Hazzard was appointed as member for South Down following the resignation of Willie Clarke.[7]
On 14 June 2012, Maeve McLaughlin was appointed as member for Foyle following the resignation of Martina Anderson.[8]
On 2 July 2012, Megan Fearon was appointed as member for Newry and Armagh following the resignation of Conor Murphy.[9]
On 2 July 2012, Declan McAleer was appointed as member for West Tyrone following the resignation of Pat Doherty.[9]
On 2 July 2012, Rosie McCorley was appointed as member for West Belfast following the resignation of Paul Maskey.[9]
On 2 July 2012, Bronwyn McGahan was appointed as member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone following the resignation of Michelle Gildernew.[9]
On 8 April 2013, Ian Milne was appointed as member for Mid Ulster following the resignation of Francie Molloy.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Office 2011 results page". Eoni.org.uk. 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  2. ^ New Durkan aims for leader's seat, The Belfast Telegraph, 10 October 2010 (retrieved 22 May 2011)
  3. ^ NI Assembly: Latest 2011 Election results, UTV News (retrieved 22 May 2011)
  4. ^ Full Northern Ireland Results, BBC News, 11 May 2011 (retrieved on 11 May 2011)
  5. ^ "McClarty: withdraw Sinn Fein 'scum' remark or it's no deal, Tom", by Liam Clarke, The Belfast Telegraph, published and retrieved on Wednesday 11 May 2011.
  6. ^ "David McClarty says he will remain an independent MLA", BBC, 11 May 2011 (retrieved 12 May 2011)
  7. ^ a b http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Minutes-of-Proceedings/Monday-16-April-2012/
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18491984
  9. ^ a b c d http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Minutes-of-Proceedings/Monday-02-July-2012/
  10. ^ http://aims.niassembly.gov.uk/mlas/details.aspx?&aff=7279&per=3083&sel=5&ind=&prv=0