Caitríona Ruane MLA South Down, Sinn Féin, Principal Deputy Speaker


  • Tel 028 9052 1146

  • Constituency address

    7 Sráid na Banriona, Ringmackilroy, Rhinn Mhic Giolla Rua BT34 3HZ United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3XX United Kingdom
Caitríona Ruane

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Minister of Education 2007-11; Sinn Féin: Spokesperson for Equality 2011-12, Chief Whip 2012-16; Member, Assembly Commission 2013-; Principal Deputy Speaker 2016-.
  • Electoral history

    MLA for South Down 2003-11, and for South Down (revised boundary) since 5 May 2011.
  • Political interests

    Equality, human rights, gender, international affairs.
  • Party groups

    Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Human Rights 2003-07.
  • Countries of interest

    Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua.
  • International bodies

    International Observer, South Africa elections.

Election record for South Down, 05 May 2011

Party Percentage of votes
Social Democratic & Labour Party 35.8%
Sinn Fein 30.9%
Democratic Unionist Party 12.5%
Name Party Seats Votes % of votes
Karen McKevitt, Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic & Labour Party 2 14,927 35.8
Willie Clarke, Caitriona Ruane Sinn Fein 2 12,887 30.9
Jim Wells Democratic Unionist Party 1 5,200 12.5
John McCallister Ulster Unionist Party 1 4,409 10.6
Turnout 56.8%

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