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Chris Hazzard

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Chris HazzardBorn and raised on the outskirts of Drumaness, Chris is the eldest of 4 children and was educated at Our Lady & St Patrick’s College, Knock, before moving on to Queens University Belfast, where he is currently finishing his Doctorate in International Studies & Political Philosophy.

Having joined the Assembly at just 27 years old, his co-option means he is one of the youngest political representatives in Ireland.

He is fully aware of the challenges facing many isolated rural communities across South Down, and feels that institutions such as the GAA can continue to play a leading role in sustaining a vital sense of identity and promoting community development.

Having joined his local Sinn Féin cumann as a teenager, Chris has been part of a remarkable growth in Republican politics across the county in the last decade. Involved in a continuous push to better the lives of all people living in South Down, he takes special pride in his role as a community activist on the ground in Drumaness, Ballynahinch and Loughinisland.

Speaking at his selection convention Chris said:

“I joined Sinn Féin as a young person because I was determined that I could make a difference, that I could play my part in building a better Ireland. I possessed a passionate hostility to the injustices of rampant capitalism and the greed of egocentric politicians who appeared to care little for me, the ordinary man.”

Portfolio: Education Spokesperson
Stormont Committees: Education & Public Accounts

Constituency Office details:
64 St Patrick’s Avenue
Downpatrick, Co Down
BT30 6ND
Phone: 02844614405
Mon – Fri 930am to 330pm
Office email: sinnfeindownpatrick@yahoo.ie

Stormont contact details:
Room 335, Parliament Buildings
Stormont, Belfast
BT4 3XX
Email: chris.hazzard@mla.niassembly.gov.uk

Statements (119)

Political unionism more concerned with outdated tests than children’s development - Hazzard29 January, 2015

Access to records will help families - Hazzard22 January, 2015

Hazzard welcomes £5.4m investment in IT for schools20 January, 2015

Protection of Education budget welcomed19 January, 2015

Hazzard welcomes appointment of first-ever republican Speaker12 January, 2015

Hazzard expresses condolences after road death22 December, 2014

O’Neill achieved good EU deal for local fishing industry – Hazzard17 December, 2014

Education report shows success of Sinn Féin policies - Hazzard11 December, 2014

Comprehensive agreement on the past needed - Hazzard9 December, 2014

Challenge British government on Dublin and Monaghan bombings - Hazzard3 December, 2014

Assembly Members (29)



Constituency:
Fermanagh/South Tyrone

Bronwyn McGahan

Twitter: www.twitter.com/BronwynMcGahan
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bronwyn.mcgahan
Email: Bronwyn.mcgahan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk


Constituency:
South Down

Caitríona Ruane

Email: ruanec1@gmail.com
Phone: 41754283



Constituency:
Newry/Armagh

Cathal Boylan

Phone: 90418351


Constituency:
East Derry

Cathal Ó hOisín

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CathalOHoisin
Phone: 02877742488




Constituency:
West Tyrone

Declan McAleer

Twitter: www.twitter.com/mc_mla
Facebook: www.facebook.com/declan.mcaleer
Website: www.westtyronesinnfein.com


Constituency:
West Belfast

Fra McCann

Email: framccann@hotmail.com



Constituency:
Mid Ulster

Ian Milne

Website: www.midulstersinnfein.ie



Constituency:
Upper Bann

John O'Dowd

Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnODowdSF
Phone: 028 38 349675


Constituency:
Foyle

Maeve McLaughlin

Website: www.derrysinnfein.ie
E-Mail: foyleassembly@gmail.com
Phone: 71 377551


Constituency:
Mid Ulster

Martin McGuinness

Tel: 028 8676 5850
Email Martin here.
Follow Martin on Twitter.





Constituency:
Newry/Armagh

Mickey Brady

Email: mickey.brady28@gmail.com
Phone: 02830261693



Constituency:
East Antrim

Oliver McMullan

Facebook: www.facebook.com/east.antrimsf
Email: eastantrimsinnfein@gmail.com
Phone:
02890520370


Constituency:
West Belfast

Pat Sheehan

Pat Sheehan, a 52-year-old Gaeilgeoir and former Hungerstriker gained a degree in Philosophy and Politics with First Class Honours while imprisoned. 




Constituency:
West Belfast

Rosaleen McCorley

Tel: 02890 808404
Email:


Constituency:
Fermanagh/South Tyrone

Sean Lynch

Website: www.fermanaghsouthtyronesf.com
Email: Sean.lynch122@gmail.com


Constituency:
West Belfast

Sue Ramsey

Tel: 90808404