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At just 31 years old Chris has combined a fresh approach with hard work in local communities; endearing himself as one of the leading young political leaders to emerge from the post-conflict generation.

Since joining the Assembly in 2012, the Drumaness native has secured more constituency debates in the Assembly than any other South Down MLA, earning a reputation as a tireless and committed public representative who has been to the fore in representing the entire South Down community.

 As Sinn Féin's Education Spokesperson, he has been a progressive & energetic voice on the Education Committee. Working closely with the Education Minister John O’Dowd and the Sinn Féin Education team, Chris has played a leading role in developing policy and lobbying hard for new school buildings throughout South Down.

An active member of the GAA, Chris is acutely aware of the huge challenges facing rural Ireland and has taken great pride in his work in tackling rural isolation and promoting the identity & integrity of our rural communities in South Down.

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Hazard extends condolences to family of Conor Morgan23 April, 2017

Hazzard sends condolences following Downpatrick death19 April, 2017

Hazzard sends condolences following Crossgar death2 April, 2017

Brexit ends infrastructure fund hopes for North - Hazzard7 March, 2017

Integrity must be at the heart of government20 February, 2017

Hazzard announces plan to consult on bilingual bus signage in Derry9 January, 2017

May's Brexit proposal is ludicrous - Hazzard7 December, 2016

Minister Chris Hazzard outlines immediate Brexit concerns to Oireachtas Joint-Committee on Jobs and Enterprise6 December, 2016

Roads Minister confirms residents’ parking scheme for south Belfast16 November, 2016

Infrastructure Minister outlines next steps for York Street Interchange scheme15 November, 2016

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