|Minister of Finance and Personnel|
29 July 2013
|Preceded by||Sammy Wilson|
|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
7 March 2007
|Preceded by||George Ennis|
17 March 1977 |
Newtownards, Northern Ireland
|Political party||Democratic Unionist Party|
|Residence||Comber, Northern Ireland|
|Alma mater||Queen's University Belfast|
Simon Hamilton MLA (born 17 March 1977) is a Unionist politician in Northern Ireland and the current minister of finance in the Northern Ireland Executive. He was elected in 2007 to the Northern Ireland Assembly as a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) member for Strangford.
Hamilton was educated at Regent House School and Queen's University, Belfast holding degrees in history/politics and law. He served as Chairman of the Queen's Unionist Association and as a member of Queen's University Senate.
Hamilton began his career as an auditor with an accountancy firm in Belfast and was employed as the DUP's Press Officer from 2003 until his election to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2007. He was elected to Ards Borough Council in 2005 but did not stand at the 2011 Election. Hamilton is secretary of Strangford DUP Association and vice-chairman of Newtownards DUP Branch. He is also deputy master of Price’s True Blues LOL 550 and the Rising Sons of Saintfield RBP 73.[clarification needed]
- "Hamilton appointed as Northern Ireland’s Minister for Finance". Irish Times. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "Simon Hamilton appointed new finance minister". BBC. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Strangford
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