Michael Ferguson (Irish politician)
|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for West Belfast
26 November 2003 – 24 September 2006
|Preceded by||Sue Ramsey|
|Succeeded by||Paul Maskey|
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
|Died||24 September 2006(aged 52–53)|
|Political party||Sinn Féin|
|Alma mater||Queen's University Belfast|
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 1996 he was an unsuccessful candidate in the Northern Ireland Forum election in Lagan Valley. In 2003, he was also elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, to represent Belfast West.
Illness and death
Ferguson died on 24 September 2006 from testicular cancer. He had spoken about the illness to the Irish News (a Belfast-based daily newspaper), saying "Men are neglectful of their own health and do not visit their doctors."
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Belfast West
2003 - 2006