|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Antrim East
May 2007 – 26 January 2017
|Preceded by||George Dawson|
|Succeeded by||John Stewart|
4 March 1981 |
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Political party||Democratic Unionist Party|
|Alma mater||University of Dundee|
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.
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.
He is a member of the management committee of Lisnagarvey Hockey Club. 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.
- "DUP MLA Ross announces decision to quit politics" Belfast Telegraph 24 January 2017
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Antrim East
2007 - 2017
|Party political offices|
Emma Little Pengelly
2016 - 2017