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