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Devolved Government in Northern Ireland
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Northern Ireland Assembly

The 108 member Northern Ireland Assembly meets in Parliament Buildings at Stormont, Belfast. The Assembly has the power to make laws and take decisions on all matters that have been devolved from Westminster. The powers of the Assembly were initially set out in the Good Friday Agreement.


The Northern Ireland Assembly (2011)

  • List of Assembly Members by party (2011-)
  • List of Assembly Members by surname of member (2011-) [NIA Web site]

The Northern Ireland Assembly Election - Thursday 5 May 2011

  • DRAFT Results of the 2011 Assembly Election

The Northern Ireland Assembly (2007)

The latest Assembly assumed devolved power on Tuesday 8 May 2007.

  • List of Assembly Members by party (2007-2011)
  • List of Assembly Members by surname of member (2007-2011)

The Northern Ireland Assembly Election - Wednesday 7 March 2007


The Northern Ireland Assembly (2003)

The Northern Ireland Assembly, elected on 26 November 2003, was dissolved on 30 January 2007. Due to a lack of agreement between the political parties, powers were not devolved to the 2003 Assembly. A Transitional Assembly, established to prepare for devolved government, was established in November 2006 and existed until 30 January 2007.

  • List of Assembly Members by party (2003-2007)
  • List of Assembly Members by surname of member (2003-2007)

The Northern Ireland Assembly Election - Wednesday 26 November 2003

  • Detailed results of the 2003 Assembly Election
  • List of Candidates
  • Number of Candidates Standing for Each Political Party
  • Number of candidates in each constituency, 4 November 2003 [PDF File; 38KB]
  • Number of electorate by ward in each constituency, 1 September 2003 [PDF File; 58KB]

The Northern Ireland Assembly (1998)

Powers were devolved to the new institutions, established under the Good Friday Agreement, at midnight on Tuesday 1 December 1999. Following another crisis in the peace process the institutions of the devolved government were suspended by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (then Peter Mandelson) at midnight Friday 11 February 2000. The institutions were reinstated at midnight on Monday 29 May 2000. There was a 'tactical' suspension of the institutions for 24 hours beginning at midnight on Friday 10 August 2001 - John Reid, then Secretary of State, signed the order for suspension. There was another tactical suspension for 24 hours beginning at midnight on Friday 21 September 2001 - again John Reid signed the order. A fourth, indefinite, period of suspension began at midnight on Monday 14 October 2002.

  • List of Assembly Members by party (1998-2003)
  • List of Assembly Members by surname of member (1998-2003)

The Northern Ireland Assembly Election - Thursday 25 June 1998


Sessions of the Northern Ireland Assembly

  • List of sessions of the Northern Ireland Assembly, 6 December 1999 to 08 February 2000

Outline of the New Institutions

image of diagram of relationship between institutions

 


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