Alliance announces key spokespeople

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has announced a number of new party spokespeople on a range of issues, saying it will help deliver changes in our society from the “same old same old” we experienced before the pandemic.

The new spokespeople, made up of Councillors and other party constituency representatives, will complement the existing Alliance team of MLAs, who also cover wider Executive Department portfolios and where revealed at a recent meeting of Party members.

“As we move towards the forthcoming Assembly election, Alliance has a wealth of new talent coming through its ranks,” said Mrs Long.

“Those energetic representatives are keen to supplement their work already ongoing on various topics by specialising in a range of matters. While not all issues are covered in this way, they give a good spread of the priorities important to many across Northern Ireland, especially as we seek to rebuild following COVID, including improving life for families, tackling the climate crisis and supporting those with mental health issues.

“As we move through the pandemic, we have the chance to change how things are done. Instead of the same old same old, we can improve our society and build back better. These Alliance spokespeople will bring ideas to help us do just that.”



Alliance’s new spokespeople


Matthew Beaumont – Accessibility

Patrick Brown – Animal Welfare

Jackie Coade – Positive ageing

Danny Donnelly – Standards in Public Life, Biodiversity and Green Energy

Stephen Donnelly – Rural Communities, Connectivity

Connie Egan – Violence Against Women and Girls

Sorcha Eastwood – European Relations, Legacy

Rachael Ferguson – Mental Health

Claire Hackett – Families

Donnamarie Higgins – Community safety

David Honeyford – Sport, Community Development

Nick Mathison – Poverty, Social Inclusion

Nuala McAllister – Sustainable Living

Chris McCaw – Equality, Hate Crime

Peter McReynolds – Community Regeneration

Kate Nicholl – Diversity, Migration

Patricia O’Lynn – Young People

Eóin Tennyson – Climate Change, Just Transition