Ross Hussey

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Ross Hussey
MLA
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Tyrone West
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
Website www.rosshusseymla.com

Ross Hussey is a unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Born in Omagh,[1] the younger brother of former Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly Derek Hussey, 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]

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



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

External links[edit]

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