Andrew McMurray selected as new Alliance MLA for South Down

Andrew McMurray has been selected by Alliance to become the new South Down MLA.

South Down Andrew McMurray

Mr McMurray was selected by local members to replace outgoing MLA Patrick Brown.
Andrew is an outdoor instructor and youth worker, and lives in Castlewellan with his wife and two children. It was a love for outdoor pursuits which led Andrew and his family to settle in the Slieve Croob area.
He has a degree in Politics and a postgraduate in Community and Youth Work. He believes these experiences have made him all the more passionate about his role as a public representative, who is committed to engaging, working with and representing all in our society.
Andrew has served as a Councillor since 2016.
Mr McMurray has said: “Alliance has gone from strength to strength in South Down as people across the constituency have responded to our positive and progressive message.
“The party has grown and will continue to do so in future as we tackle issues in South Down such as development of the local economy, regeneration, and tourism, anti-poverty, SEN provision and education, the environment and active travel, and the development of rural infrastructure, just to name a few.
“I also want to send my thanks to Patrick Brown. As an MLA, he played a major role in Alliance’s historic breakthrough in South Down in May 2022, which has been followed by Council successes and the growth of our team there. I know that thanks is echoed across the entire local association.
“It is an honour and a privilege to become the MLA for South Down and I fully intend on approaching the role with 100% of my ability and enthusiasm, to continue providing local people with the representation they need and deserve.”