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Mickey Brady

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Preceded by  Davy Hyland
Political party  Sinn Fein
Party  Sinn Fein
Majority  4,176 (8.4%)
Spouse(s)  Caroline Brady
Residence  Newry, United Kingdom
Preceded by  Conor Murphy
Name  Mickey Brady
Succeeded by  Conor Murphy
Nationality  Irish
Role  Irish Politician

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Similar People  Cathal Boylan, Fra McCann, Alex Maskey, Gregory Campbell, Basil McCrea

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Mickey Brady (born 7 October 1950) is an Irish republican politician who is the Member of Parliament for Newry and Armagh and was the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Northern Ireland for Newry and Armagh from 2007-2015.

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Brady was born in the Ballybot area of Newry. He attended the Abbey Primary School in the town and later the Abbey Christian Brothers' Grammar School. After this, he went to university in Liverpool. In 1981, Brady was employed by the Confederation of Community Groups in Newry, running a welfare rights advice centre, dealing with benefits and housing issues until 2007. His mother, Sarah "Sally" Brady (3 March 1909 – 4 May 2016) was the second oldest known living person in Northern Ireland.

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Brady says he was always interested in politics and was always an Irish republican so it was an obvious progression for him to be selected to contest the Newry and Armagh Assembly seat in 2007 for Sinn Féin. He first took his seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly on 8 March 2007 and retained the seat in 2011. He was selected to contest the 2015 general election by party members in Newry and won the seat. He does not take his seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, in line with Sinn Féin's abstentionist policy.

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Locally, Brady is also a member of the Confederation of Community Groups and a member of the Board of Governors for schools in his constituency.

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On 4 May 2015, during his Westminster election campaign, Brady was told by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) of a death threat against him. During the early hours of the following morning, he was advised again of another death threat against him and a bomb threat on his family home in Newry. The PSNI searched the property and found no devices.

On 8 June 2017, Brady was re-selected by Sinn Féin in the Newry & Armagh constituency to defend his Westminster seat in the snap 2017 UK general election.

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