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John O'Dowd MLA


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Born and raised in the Parish of Tullylish, near Banbridge, John O’Dowd lives in Upper Bann with his wife and three young children.

He has been a member of Sinn Féin for almost 30 years and has been an elected representative for 19 years.

John has been education minister for the last five years and also served as acting deputy First Minister for a time.

Statements (113)

Thompson’s AreoSpace job losses devastating for local economy - O'Dowd4 June, 2020

O’Dowd secures support of Economy Committee in opposing immigration bill20 May, 2020

Lough Neagh eel industry needs support - O'Dowd15 May, 2020

O’Dowd calls for student hardship fund7 May, 2020

O’Dowd calls for extension of single farm payment application deadline14 April, 2020

O'Dowd urges company to allow workers to access salary protections27 March, 2020

Companies must ensure essential workers' safety - O'Dowd25 March, 2020

Urgent action needed to close schools – O’Dowd15 March, 2020

Rural communities should not have to pay more for broadband - O'Dowd11 March, 2020

Executive must engage British Government on coronavirus sick pay - O'Dowd4 March, 2020

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