Chris Hazzard

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Chris Hazzard
Chris Hazzard 2014.jpg
Minister for Infrastructure
In office
25 May 2016 – 2 March 2017
Preceded by Michelle McIlveen
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for South Down
Assumed office
13 April 2012
Preceded by Willie Clarke
Personal details
Born 20 August 1984 (aged 31)
Drumaness, County Down, Northern Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin

Chris Hazzard (born 20 August 1984) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who was selected by his party as a member (MLA) of the Northern Ireland Assembly to represent the South Down constituency in April 2012.[1] He is currently the Minister for Infrastructure of Northern Ireland.

The eldest of four siblings, he was educated at Our Lady & St Patrick's College, Knock. He replaced his party colleague Willie Clarke, who had retired to concentrate on his local council work. A Gaelic Athletic Association member and PhD candidate at Queen's University Belfast.[2] He was, at the time of his selection, the youngest MLA.


  1. ^ Hazzard to represent South Down, Newry Times, 17 April 2012.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed 26 December 2015.

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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Willie Clarke
MLA for South Down
2012 -
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Michelle McIlveen
Minister for Infrastructure
Succeeded by