Ross Hussey

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Ross Hussey
MLA
Ross Hussey MLA.jpg
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for West Tyrone
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by Allan Bresland
Personal details
Born (1959-02-25) 25 February 1959 (age 55)
Omagh, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Alma mater Open University
Religion Presbyterian

Ross Hussey is a unionist politician in Northern Ireland. He has been MLA for West Tyrone since 2011.

Early life and education[edit]

Hussey was born in Omagh on 25 February 1959. He is the younger brother of former Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly Derek Hussey.[1]

Hussey studied history and then law as a mature student with the Open University.[1]

Political career[edit]

Ross joined the Ulster Unionist Party in 1997 and was elected to Omagh District Council in 2005.[2] He later attempted to campaign using an image of Peter Griffin, after being told that he resembled the cartoon character. Speaking to BBC News, he claimed that he shared "certain character traits" with Griffin.[3]

At the 2010 UK general election, he stood in West Tyrone for Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force,[2] taking third place, with 14.2% of the vote.[4] At the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2011, he won a seat in West Tyrone.[5]

Since 2011, he has been a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board. He was previously a reservist in the Royal Ulster Constabulary.[6] He sustained an injury while on duty with the RUC in 2002 which caused his retirement.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "West Tyrone Profile: Ross Hussey", UTV
  2. ^ a b "General Election 2010 : Northern Ireland candidates (UCU)", BBC News, 21 April 2010
  3. ^ "Family Guy double 'to woo voters'", BBC News, 14 September 2009
  4. ^ "Election 2010: West Tyrone", BBC News
  5. ^ "Vote 2011: Northern Ireland elections: West Tyrone", BBC News, 8 May 2011
  6. ^ Magee, Kevin. "PSNI to award medal to staff with three years' service". BBC News. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ross Hussey MLA". Member. Northern Ireland Policing Board. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Allan Bresland
MLA for West Tyrone
2011–present
Incumbent