MP for Belfast East 1979 -
date. AM for Belfast
East 1998 - date.
5,877 in the
Peter Robinson became First Minister of Northern Ireland in June
2008 following the retirement of Ian Paisley and Robinson's election
as leader of the DUP.
In his speech to
the Northern Ireland Assembly following his appointment he said
"No-one knows better than we do, after a year operating within the
Executive, that there is no elevator that will take us to a
successful outcome. We will just have to take the staircase - step
by step by step."
He is married to
fellow Assembly Member and Member of Parliament Iris Robinson and
has three children.