Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly elected in 1998

Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly elected in 1998
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This is a list of Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly elected in 1998.

All members of the Assembly, or MLAs ("Members of the Legislative Assembly") elected at the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998 are listed. MLAs are grouped by party.


Social Democratic and Labour Party - 24 MLAs

Alex Attwood
P. J. Bradley
Joe Byrne
John Dallat
Arthur Doherty (later resigned and replaced by Michael Coyle)
Mark Durkan
Sean Farren
John Fee
Tommy Gallagher
Carmel Hanna
Denis Haughey
Joe Hendron
John Hume (later resigned and replaced by Annie Courtney)
Patricia Lewsley
Donovan McClelland
Alasdair McDonnell
Eddie McGrady
Eugene McMenamin
Alban Maginness
Seamus Mallon
Danny O'Connor
Eamon O'Neill
Brid Rodgers
John Tierney

Ulster Unionist Party - 28 MLAs

Ian Adamson
Pauline Armitage
Billy Armstrong
Roy Beggs
Billy Bell
Tom Benson (died 2000, replaced by Tom Hamilton)
Esmond Birnie
Joan Carson
Fred Cobain
Robert Coulter
Ivan Davis
Reg Empey
Sam Foster
John Gorman
Derek Hussey
Danny Kennedy
James Leslie
David McClarty
Alan McFarland
Michael McGimpsey
Dermot Nesbitt
Ken Robinson
George Savage
Duncan Shipley-Dalton
John Taylor
David Trimble
Peter Weir (later joined Democratic Unionist Party)
Jim Wilson

Democratic Unionist Party - 20 MLAs

Paul Berry
Gregory Campbell
Mervyn Carrick
Wilson Clyde
Nigel Dodds
Oliver Gibson
William Hay
David Hilditch
Gardiner Kane
William McCrea
Maurice Morrow
Ian Paisley
Ian Paisley Jr
Edwin Poots
Iris Robinson
Mark Robinson
Peter Robinson
Jim Shannon
Jim Wells
Sammy Wilson

Sinn Féin - 18 MLAs

Gerry Adams
Bairbre de Brún
Pat Doherty
Michelle Gildernew
Gerry Kelly
John Kelly
Barry McElduff
Martin McGuinness
Gerry McHugh
Mitchel McLaughlin
Pat McNamee
Alex Maskey
Francie Molloy
Conor Murphy
Mick Murphy
Mary Nelis
Dara O'Hagan
Sue Ramsey

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland - 6 MLAs

John Alderdice
Eileen Bell
Seamus Close
David Ford
Kieran McCarthy
Sean Neeson

UK Unionist Party - 5 MLAs

Norman Boyd (later joined Northern Ireland Unionist Party)
Roger Hutchinson (later joined Northern Ireland Unionist Party, then left and later joined the Democratic Unionist Party)
Robert McCartney
Patrick Roche (later joined Northern Ireland Unionist Party)
Cedric Wilson (later joined Northern Ireland Unionist Party)

Progressive Unionist Party - 2 MLAs

David Ervine
Billy Hutchinson

Northern Ireland Women's Coalition - 2 MLAs

Monica McWilliams
Jane Morrice

Independent Unionist - 3 MLAs

Fraser Agnew (later joined United Unionist Assembly Party)
Boyd Douglas (later joined United Unionist Assembly Party)
Denis Watson (later joined United Unionist Assembly Party)


Northern Ireland Elections: Candidates in the 1998 NI Assembly Election

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