- Alex Attwood
Infobox Politician | name=Alex Attwood, MLA
birth_date=birth date and age|1959|4|26
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Social Democratic and Labour Party
website= [http://www.sdlp.ie/party/alexattwood.shtm Attwood SDLP]
Alex Attwood MLA (Born 26 April 1959) is a
Northern Irelandpolitician. He is a Social Democratic and Labour PartyMLA.
He was educated at
Queen's University, Belfastand is a solicitorin Belfast.
Attwood has been a member of
Belfast City Councilfor Upper Falls, West Belfast since 1985. He was a former Leader of the SDLP Belfast City Council Group. In 1997 he participated in negotiations for the first Nationalist Mayor of Belfast, having failed to secure his own nomination for the post within his political grouping.
In 1997, he was appointed by
John Humeto the Dublin Forum for Peace and Reconciliation. Attwood was a member of the SDLP Talks Team, playing a key negotiating role on policing, human rights and justice issues.
He was elected to
Northern Ireland Assemblyin June 1998. Attwood is the SDLP spokesperson on policing and has played a key role in negotiations on the Policing Bill.
He was appointed to the
Northern Ireland Policing Boardin September 2001.
* [http://www.sdlp.ie/party/alexattwood.shtm Attwood on the official SDLP website]
* [http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/members/biogs_03/attwood_a.htm Biography from the NI Assembly website]
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