Alex Attwood


Alex Attwood

Infobox Politician | name=Alex Attwood, MLA


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term_start=1998
term_end=
predecessor=
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birth_date=birth date and age|1959|4|26
birth_place=Belfast, Northern Ireland
constituency=West Belfast
party=Social Democratic and Labour Party
office=MLA
spouse=Orla Attwood
website= [http://www.sdlp.ie/party/alexattwood.shtm Attwood SDLP]

Alex Attwood MLA (Born 26 April 1959) is a Northern Ireland politician. He is a Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA.

He was educated at Queen's University, Belfast and is a solicitor in Belfast.

Attwood has been a member of Belfast City Council for 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 Hume to 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 Assembly in 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 Board in September 2001.

External links

* [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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