Alastair Ross

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Alastair Ross
Alastair Ross DUP.jpg
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Antrim East
In office
May 2007 – 26 January 2017
Preceded by George Dawson
Succeeded by John Stewart
Personal details
Born (1981-03-04) 4 March 1981 (age 36)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Democratic Unionist Party
Alma mater University of Dundee
Religion Protestant

Alastair Ross (born 4 March 1981) is a unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Ross studied at Friends' School in Lisburn and at the University of Dundee before returning to study Irish Politics at Queen's University Belfast. While there, he became a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) activist. In 2005, he began working for Sammy Wilson as a parliamentary researcher, following a spell in DUP headquarters as a press officer in the lead-up and during the 2005 general election. For the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007, he was the campaign manager for the party's three candidates in East Antrim, all of whom were elected.[citation needed]

Ross is currently a junior minister in the Executive Office of the Northern Ireland Assembly. He previously served on the Northern Ireland Policing Board, as well as the Assembly Committees for Standards and Privileges, Environment, Education, Justice, Regional Development, Employment and Learning, and the ad hoc Committee on Sexual Offences.[citation needed]

He is a member of the management committee of Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.[citation needed] His predecessor George Dawson, was one of the three DUP MLAs in East Antrim, and died shortly after the election. Ross was nominated by a closed list submitted by Dawson as his replacement.[citation needed]

In 2017 he announced he won't be seeking re-election to the 2017 Assembly elections and will be quitting politics completely. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DUP MLA Ross announces decision to quit politics" Belfast Telegraph 24 January 2017

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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
George Dawson
MLA for Antrim East
2007 - 2017
Succeeded by
John Stewart
Party political offices
Preceded by
Emma Little Pengelly
Junior Minister
2016 - 2017
Succeeded by
Vacant