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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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Hazzard launches online Blue Badge application form23 September, 2016

Hazzard announces £73,000 for local road safety initiatives20 September, 2016

Governments must explore ways address unique circumstances of Ireland – Hazzard10 September, 2016

Hazzard announces A6 Randalstown to Castledawson dualling scheme17 August, 2016

UUP heading into political oblivion - Hazzard19 July, 2016

Time for further Investigation into RUC collusion in Co Down - Hazzard19 July, 2016

Infrastructure Minister confirms end of water meter installation at domestic properties6 July, 2016

Chris Hazzard welcomes fresh inquiry into Colum Marks’ killing30 June, 2016

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard announces £10million to improve 1,000 rural roads28 June, 2016

Hazzard and O’Neill announce £2.25million funding to extend the Active School Travel Programme27 June, 2016

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