Chris Lyttle

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Chris Lyttle
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Belfast East
Assumed office
5 July 2010
Preceded by Naomi Long
Personal details
Born (1981-01-19) 19 January 1981 (age 34)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Political party Alliance
Residence Belfast
Alma mater Queen's University Belfast
Harvard University
Committees Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister
Regional Development

Chris Lyttle (born 1981[1]) is an Alliance Party of Northern Ireland member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast East (Assembly constituency). He succeeded Naomi Long MP as Alliance Party MLA for East Belfast on 5 July 2010 and was elected to serve the constituency for another term on 7 May 2011.[1]

Born and raised in East Belfast, Lyttle attended Belmont and Strandtown Primary Schools, Sullivan, and Queen's University Belfast, where he received a First Class Honours Degree in Government and Politics. Lyttle was awarded a Helen Ramsey Turtle Scholarship for Conflict Management study at the University of California and a Frank Knox Fellowship for postgraduate training in Public Policy & Administration at Harvard University. He is also an alumnus of the Washington Ireland Program.[2]

Lyttle’s professional experience includes work as Northern Ireland Assembly Constituency & Research Assistant to Alliance Party Deputy Leader, Naomi Long. He is known for his dedicated service to constituents, community organisations, business owners and other groups on a wide range of issues such as; housing, education, health, planning, employment and community safety. He has also served as Deputy Chair of the East Belfast District Policing Partnership, is a qualified Irish Football Association UEFA B License and Disability Football Coach, and is an active member of his local church.[3]

Lyttle is Deputy Chair of the Assembly Committee with responsibility for the scrutiny of the policy of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister. These include the Programme for Government, the Investment Strategy, Community Relations, Social Investment, Equality, Community Development, Children & Young People and Older People.[4]

Lyttle chairs the All Party Group (APG) on Cycling and the APG on Children and Young People, as well as vice chairs the APG on Postal Issues. He is a member of the following groups: APG on Fairtrade, APG on International Development, APG on Trade Unions, APG on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), APG on Football, APG on Heart Disease & Stroke, APG Science and Technology, APG on Human Trafficking, APG on Rugby, APG on UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace and Security, APG on Learning Disability, APG on Cancer, APG on Visual Impairment, APG on Autism, APG on Community and Voluntary Sector and APG on Ethnic Minority Communities.[5]


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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Naomi Long
MLA for Belfast East