Willie Clarke (politician)

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Willie Clarke
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Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for South Down
Assumed office
26 November 2003 – April 2012
Preceded by Eamon O'Neill
Succeeded by Chris Hazzard
Personal details
Born (1966-10-13) 13 October 1966 (age 48)
Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Website Willie Clarke MLA

Willie Clarke MLA is a junior republican politician in Northern Ireland. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2003 as a Sinn Féin member for South Down. He has also been a member of Down District Council since 2001.[1] On 21 February 2012 Clarke announced he would resign as an MLA to concentrate on his work as a Down District councillor. In April 2012, party colleague Chris Hazzard replaced him as MLA.


  1. ^ Dr Nicholas Whyte. "Down Council Elections 1993–2005". Ark.ac.uk. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Eamon O'Neill
MLA for Down South
Succeeded by
Chris Hazzard