Martin McGuinness was re-elected MP for Mid Ulster in May 2010 with a majority of 15,363.
A Sinn Féin politician and former Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader, McGuinness is the MP for the Mid Ulster constituency, the seat once held by Bernadette Devlin McAliskey. Like all Sinn Féin MPs, McGuinness practises abstentionism at Westminster. He is also a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for the same constituency. Following the St Andrews Agreement and the Assembly election in 2007, he became deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland with Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley as First Minister of Northern Ireland on 8 May 2007. He was re-appointed, with Peter Robinson as First Minister, on 5 June 2008. He served as Minister of Education in the Northern Ireland Executive between 1999 and 2002.
32 Burn Road, Cookstown, County Tyrone , BT80 8DN
Date of Birth
23 May 1950