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Chris Hazzard


Chris Hazzard

Email: [email protected]

Born 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: [email protected]

Stormont contact details:
Room 335, Parliament Buildings
Stormont, Belfast
Email: [email protected]

Statements (151)

Hogg's elevation to Lords an insult to collusion victims28 August, 2015

Strangford heroin seizure welcomed26 August, 2015

Congratulations to education providers and pupils on record GSCE results20 August, 2015

British must secure munitions dumped in the Irish Sea17 August, 2015

Academic selection infringes children's human rights13 August, 2015

Hazzard relieved no one injured in fishing boat collision29 July, 2015

British must implement UN Human Rights report recommendations24 July, 2015

Full independent investigation into Kincora needed - Hazzard23 July, 2015

Hazzard condemns Crossgar arson attack12 July, 2015

£12m Investment in schools estate welcomed10 July, 2015