Your Candidate in South Belfast is: Paula Bradshaw

Paula Bradshaw

Alliance Party Spokesperson for Health and Social Justice Issues and Northern Ireland Assembly member since 2016. 


Member of senior Alliance delegation for Brexit and Talks meetings with successive Prime Ministers, Secretaries of State and Irish Foreign Affairs Ministers.


19 years of experience in delivering community development and urban renewal projects across Belfast.


Effective working relationships across the community with voluntary groups, churches, businesses and statutory agencies.


Graduate of Law & Government and Business & Finance (European Studies) both studied at Ulster University.

Driving Investment in our City


I will continue to ensure the vision for South Belfast in the Belfast Region City Deal is realised. I am passionate about it helping to boost economic activity, create jobs, deliver infrastructure and act as a catalyst for a more prosperous, modern and sustainable city.


Enhancing our Communities


Residents’ quality of life and the enhancement of our community is at the heart of my work. Having worked for over a decade on inner-city regeneration, I know we need environmentally sensitive and interconnected development.

I am also determined to ensure increased school capacities, taking account of the particular circumstances of South Belfast and maximising choice for parents and pupils.


Meaningful Support for Families


People are struggling with the cost of raising a family and providing care for elderly family members, particularly given rising of grocery and fuel costs. I will focus on supporting those with caring responsibilities of any kind to continue in work and developing careers as they see fit, and for leisure facilities and healthcare services to meet the needs of people right across the community.