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Patsy McGlone MLA


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Patsy at a glance

Patsy has been MLA for Mid Ulster since 2003. Married to Geraldine and living in Ballinderry Bridge, Cookstown. Patsy is an Honours Graduate in Irish Studies – tá céim sa Ghaeilge ag Patsy agus an-dáimh aige leis an chultúr Ghaelach. A keen supporter of Gaelic Games, his late father Johnwas a prominent member of the County Derry Gaelic football team.

Outside Politics Patsy enjoys wildfowling, clay pigeon shooting and writing and still has close links to the local Gaelic sporting community.  

Political Career

A member of the SDLP Executive from 1984-86 Patsy served as General Secretary of the party from 1986-91.

Elected to the NI Forum for Constituency of Mid Ulster in 1996, Patsy served as delegate in the multi-party talks which led to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

In this time he also served as a delegate on the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation, chief press officer to John Hume MP MEP and chaired the SDLP association of councillors.

A former chair of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Environment Committee, Patsy has previously held the position of Chairman of Cookstown District Council in 2002/2003 & 2005/2006.

He is the SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson and he has previously served on a number of boards & public bodies, including; Foras na Gaeilge, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the NI Housing Council.

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