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Alex attended Kilmaine Primary School and Gransha Boys High School and Bangor Technical College.

A member of the Orange Order, he worships at Ballyholme COI.

Declared the best value for money Councillor three years running by the Spectator Newspaper when he was a Councillor.

Introduced 64 motions during his time on Council, achieved the creation of an RUC display, Groomsport village as an area of village special character, established an Anti-Social behaviour team, Civic reception for Bangor District and RIR, supported residents of Seahaven Caravan Park, protected Greenbelt at Towerview, opposes Water Charges.

He has dealt with 15,130 constituency cases as an MLA, submitted 6341 Assembly questions, 199 adornment debates & 110 Motions and spoken 768 times during his time in the NI Assembly, and has served on the Health, Communities, and Infrastructure Committees.

During his time has helped to save the Bangor Minor Injuries Unit and the Bangor to Donaghadee bus route achieved 5 pedestrian crossings, 5 new play parks and dozens of roads & footpaths resurfaced across North Down. Helped deliver a Mega pitch for Clandeboye, helped to arrange Jobs Fairs and the refurbishment of Groomsport War Memorial.

He aims to work towards new school builds for St Columbanus College and Bangor Central Primary School and Holywood, a new Play Park for Whitehill and to keep the play parks put under threat by Council at Groomsport and Donaghadee, a Health and Wellbeing Centre for Bangor and Donaghadee, help to improve Housing Executive property’s and remove damp, working on a sports pitches for Football, Rugby and Hockey in Donaghadee, want to protect the existing coastal path from being destroyed, the introduction of a five-year prison sentencing for animal cruelty. Working to try and get the Department of Infrastructure to resolve the serious underinvestment in the sewage system in Donaghadee. Wants to see 500 more Police Officers recruited to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and 500 more nurses to help deal with backlogs in waiting lists, more done through the NI Assembly for local businesses, an immediate freeze in local and business rates to help with the cost of living crisis. He also wants to be involved in creating a Unionist Convention to try and unite Unionism and to sell the benefits of the Union to everyone.

 

 


Northern Ireland Assembly Office/Committee History

Period Position Office/Committee
01/10/2012 – Present Committee Member Committee for Justice
01/10/2012 – Present Committee Member Committee for Regional Development
25/06/2012 – Present Assembly Party Group Member All Party Group on Mental Health
14/06/2011 – Present Assembly Party Group Member All Party Group on Autism
09/06/2011 – Present Assembly Private Secretary Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
21/06/2011 – 08/05/2012 Assembly Party Group Member All Party Group on Sexual Health
23/05/2011 – 01/10/2012 Committee Member Committee for Social Development
23/05/2011 – 01/10/2012 Committee Member Public Accounts Committee
18/05/2010 – 24/03/2011 Assembly Party Group Member All Party Group on Sexual Health
14/09/2009 – 25/03/2011 Committee Member Committee for Social Development
15/09/2008 – 13/09/2009 Committee Member Committee for Employment and Learning
09/05/2007 – 25/03/2011 Committee Member Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety
09/05/2007 – 14/09/2008 Committee Member Committee on Standards and Privileges

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