Ellen Murray

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Green Party MLA Clare Bailey celebrates with supporters at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Belfast North The DUP’s Paula Bradley was elected following the elimination of running-mate Nelson McCausland. “He is a massive loss,” she said after(...)

Michelle O’Neill replaced Martin McGuinness as Sinn Féin’s leader in the North last month; Arlene Foster has been running the DUP since 2015 and last year Naomi Long took over as Alliance Party leader. Photographs: Agencies

Despite the leaders of Northern Ireland’s two largest parties being women, female candidates make up less than a third of the candidates vying for ele(...)

Steven Agnew of the Green Party in Northern Ireland:  “I believe that people are ahead of their politicians on many of the issues that have been sticking points in the past.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In a world of Orange and Green sectarian politics, the Green Party leader in Northern Ireland insists it offers the most progressive, non-sectarian c(...)

Alex Attwood of the SDLP faces a major test in Belfast West. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

It is a tough brief being a politician. You fight and fret for a seat and then when you reach Stormont you think you have another five years of securi(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams (centre) at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast for the Assembly elections count. With him from left are  party candidates Alex Maskey (elected), Fra McCann (elected),  Rosie McCorley (eliminated), Jennifer McCann (elected),  and Caral Ní  Chuilín (in the running at time of writing). Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Alex Attwood of the SDLP has kept his seat in the Belfast West constituency, with 4,430 votes. The DUP’s Frank McCoubrey was eliminated on the final (...)

Belfast West candidates: Alex Attwood (SDLP);  Conor Campbell (Workers’ Party);  Gerry Carroll (PBP);  Jemima Higgins (Alliance);  Gareth Thomas Martin (UUP);  Alex Maskey (Sinn Féin);  Fra McCann (Sinn Féin);  Jennifer McCann (Sinn Féin);  Rosie McCorley (Sinn Féin);  Frank McCoubrey (DUP);  Ellen Murray (Greens);  Pat Sheehan (Sinn Féin).

Sinn Féin got its election posters up early here to demonstrate it is very serious about holding its five seats in this six-seater constituency. Afte(...)

 Ellen Murray:   “As a young, queer, trans woman, I hope that standing for election as an MLA will offer choice and hope for those who need it most.”

Belfast woman Ellen Murray has made history by becoming the first transgender person to stand for election in Northern Ireland. The 22-year-old conf(...)