P. J. Bradley

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P. J. Bradley
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Down South
In office
25 June 1998 – 2011
Preceded by New Creation
Succeeded by Karen McKevitt
Personal details
Born (1940-04-28)28 April 1940
Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland
Died 1 March 2017(2017-03-01) (aged 76)
Political party Social Democratic and Labour Party
Spouse(s) Leontia Martin
Website http://www.pjbradley.com/

P. J. Bradley MLA (28 April 1940 – 1 March 2017) was a Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) politician in Northern Ireland. He was a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly between 1998 and 2011 for the South Down Constituency. He was the SDLP Spokesperson for Agriculture and Rural Development and Deputy Whip of the Assembly's SDLP grouping.

He was elected to Newry and Mourne District Council in 1981. He stepped down from the council in 2005.[1] Brought the application of Irish Passports to the citizens of Northern through local Post Offices. First crusader for The Narrow Water Bridge project. Ensured all senior citizens on the whole island of Ireland where entitled to free transport, throughout the country. The only member from the North of Ireland on the 1916 commemorative committee. Organised the first Jim Larkin Summer School in Burren Co Down. He campaigned tirelessly for the Undocumented Irish in the U.S.

Bradley was involved with Gaelic Athletic Association and has served on Down County GAA Board, South Down GAA Board and also served as Secretary of his own club, St Mary's GFC, Burren.

His daughter, Sinéad, won his MLA seat in 2016. He died on 1 March 2017.[2]


  1. ^ "Donaldson pays tribute to PJ Bradley". Newry Democrat. 17 March 2005. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Former SDLP MLA PJ Bradley dies - tributes paid to 'gentleman and fearless peace advocate'". Belfast Telegraph. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 

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Northern Ireland Assembly
New assembly MLA for Down South
1998 – 2011
Succeeded by
Karen McKevitt