Stephen Farry

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Stephen Farry
MLA
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Minister for Employment and Learning
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded by Danny Kennedy
Assembly Member
for North Down
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 March 2007
Preceded by Eileen Bell
Personal details
Born (1971-04-22) 22 April 1971 (age 43)
Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland
Political party Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Alma mater Queen's University, Belfast
Portfolio Minister for Employment and Learning
Website Stephen Farry MLA

Stephen Farry MLA (born 22 April 1971) is politician from Newtownards, Northern Ireland. He is Minister for Employment and Learning in the Northern Ireland Executive and a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.[1] He represents North Down and is a member of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland.

Early career[edit]

Farry graduated from Queen's University, Belfast in 1992 with a BSSc in Politics and a PhD in International Relations in 2000.

He was elected to the Assembly in the 2007 election for North Down, having first been elected to North Down Borough Council in 1993. He is a former General Secretary of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. He was appointed an International Peace Scholar by the US Institute of Peace in 2005. In 2007, he became Mayor of North Down.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Minister - Stephen Farry". Department for Employment and Learning. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Richard Good
General Secretary of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
2000–2007
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Next holder: Gerry Lynch
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Eileen Bell
MLA for Down North
2007 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Alan Leslie
Mayor of North Down
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Leslie Cree
Preceded by
Danny Kennedy
Minister for Employment and Learning
2011 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent