Your question: When was the last Northern Ireland Assembly election?

The 2017 election to the Northern Ireland Assembly was held on 2 March 2017. The election was held to elect members (MLAs) following the resignation of deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in protest over the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal.

How often are Northern Ireland Assembly elections held?

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly normally take place every five years. The last election was held on 2 March 2017. Each of the 18 Northern Ireland constituencies has elected five Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) giving a total of 90 MLAs.

Does Northern Ireland have an assembly?

The Northern Ireland Assembly is the devolved legislature for Northern Ireland. It has the power to make laws in a wide range of areas, including housing, employment, education, health, agriculture and the environment. It meets at Parliament Buildings, Belfast.

Which party runs Northern Ireland?

Party details

Party Current leader Designation
Social Democratic and Labour Party Colum Eastwood Nationalist
Ulster Unionist Party Doug Beattie Unionist
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Naomi Long Other
Green Party in Northern Ireland Clare Bailey Other
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When did Northern Ireland get devolution?

On 2 December 1999, the UK Parliament devolved powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time. Devolution was not new to Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Parliament and Executive which governed between 1921 and 1972 were also devolved institutions.

When was the last Stormont election?

The 2017 election to the Northern Ireland Assembly was held on 2 March 2017.

What is TUV in Northern Ireland?

The Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland. The party was founded on 7 December 2007 from a split in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Who controls Northern Ireland?

Since 1998, Northern Ireland has had devolved government within the United Kingdom, presided over by the Northern Ireland Assembly and a cross-community government (the Northern Ireland Executive). The UK Government and UK Parliament are responsible for reserved and excepted matters.

How long was Northern Ireland without a government?

The stalemate continued into September, at which point Northern Ireland reached 590 days without a fully functioning administration, eclipsing the record set in Belgium between April 2010 and December 2011.

What is the difference between NI Assembly and NI Executive?

The Assembly is the devolved legislature, which means it makes the laws for Northern Ireland. The Executive is the devolved Government of Northern Ireland, which runs Northern Ireland on a day to basis. It provides our public services and implements laws passed by the Assembly.

Who makes up the NI Executive?

The NI Executive is made up of the First Minister, deputy First Minister, and eight departmental Ministers.

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Why was STV chosen for Northern Ireland?

STV was introduced to provide better representation for those who supported other parties. In Assembly elections, voters can show support for a number of parties and constituents have a choice of MLAs and parties to approach for assistance.

How many members does the Northern Ireland Assembly have 108?

The Northern Ireland Assembly consists of 90 elected Members – five from each of the 18 Westminster constituencies. Its role is primarily to scrutinise and make decisions on the issues dealt with by Government Departments and to consider and make legislation.

How much does an MLA make in Northern Ireland?

The basic salary for an MLA is £55,000, while the Speaker, ministers and committee chairs receive an additional ‘Office Holders Salary’ on top of their basic salary.