Before becoming an MLA, Robin was a Belfast City Councillor, first being elected in 1985.
This is Robin’s fifth term as Assembly member for East Belfast, having been successfully returned in 2017.
Robin has also previously served as a Junior Minister in the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister and following the 2016 Assembly Election Robin was elected as Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Robin is currently a committee member on the Communities and Education committees. He is also a member on numerous All-Party Groups. These include; Parental Participation in Education, Early Education and Childcare, Preventing loneliness, Modern Slavery and Animal Welfare.
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