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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 (85)

DUP must back Education Minister in tackling under achievement in working class areas3 April, 2014

Political unionism's response to Anna Lo's comments predictable but unfortunate - Hazzard20 March, 2014

Investment in school improvements welcomed18 March, 2014

Additional £30m in education budget will assist schools in areas of high deprivation13 March, 2014

O’Dowd decision on exams and grading welcomed12 March, 2014

Ministers support for fishing industry welcomed26 February, 2014

DUP need to stand-up and be counted in fight against poverty - Hazzard12 February, 2014

Governors Board Association support for ESA welcomed11 February, 2014

Ours is the vision of the United Irishmen – Chris Hazzard8 February, 2014

DUP meet Protestant Coalition as teacher is targeted - Hazzard3 February, 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.
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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