|Preceded by Naomi Long|
Succeeded by Niall O Donnghaile
|Preceded by Joe O'Donnell|
Name Pat Convery
Succeeded by Ruth Patterson
Constituency Castle Electoral Area
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Patrick Convery (born 1957), known as Pat Convery, is an Irish nationalist politician who sits as an independent Councillor on Belfast City Council.
Convery was elected Lord Mayor of Belfast on 1 June 2010, succeeding Naomi Long, and served until his term ended in June 2011. He has represented the Castle area of North Belfast since being elected to Belfast City Council in June 2001.
Convery was Vice-Chairperson of the SDLP, a Belfast Harbour Commissioner, a member of the North Belfast Partnership and a former Chairman of the Belfast District Policing Partnership. He served as Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast from 2005-06. He stood for the Northern Ireland Assembly in Belfast North in 2003 and 2007, narrowly missing election on both occasions.
He was suspended from the SDLP in early April 2017 due to defying the party whip and abstaining in a vote condemning harassment against women. He June 2017 he formally resigned and left the SDLP, along with two other Belfast SDLP councillors.
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Convery is married with two daughters, and lives in Belfast.