Alex Attwood (Outgoing)
Social Democratic and Labour Party
Alex Attwood has been politically active since his student days, when he was president of the Students' Union at Queen's. A qualified solicitor, he was a Belfast City Councillor for Upper Falls from 1985 and was first elected to the Assembly in 1998. He served as the Minister of the Environment and the Minister for Social Development on the Northern Ireland Executive. He has also been a member of the NI Policing Board and is the SDLP's justice spokesperson.