Category Archives: Team

Cllr Tim Morrow

Cllr Tim Morrow

Cllr Tim Morrow

Tim Morrow is the Alliance Party councillor for Castlereagh East.

Tim attended Campbell College in East Belfast, before heading to Newcastle University to study General Agriculture.  After a year in Newcastle he came home to work on the family farm which the Morrow family have been farming from 1730.

Tim has previously been chair of the County Down Young Farmers Club and more recently Tim has received an award to recognise his contribution to agriculture in Northern Ireland.

Tim got involved with the Alliance Party through his father during his teens, joining the party on his return from university. He served as the chair of the Dundonald branch of the party for 10 years. Tim was first elected to Castlereagh Borough Council 6 years ago.

Tim currently sites on the Environmental Services Committee and the Leisure & Community Development Committee.


Cllr Amanda Grehan

Amanda Grehan is the Alliance Party councillor for Lisburn South.

Amanda Grehan

Amanda Grehan

Cllr Aaron D. McIntyre


Aaron McIntyre is the Alliance Party councillor for Downshire East.

Aaron graduated from Queen’s University with a 1st class honours degree in July 2013. Aaron completed his Masters in Museum Studies in January 2016. He is a qualified blacksmith and has previously worked at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. He is an advocate of young peoples’ issues, the environment and our built heritage. He is also on the committee of the Ulster Archaeological Committee.

Aaron has been a member of the Alliance Party since 2010 and has experience in dealing with constituency work including roads, benefits, housing and environmental issues.

Aaron is a former Chair of QUB Alliance Youth, and past student councillor for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. He was also a two term chair of the Lagan Valley Association.

Aaron currently sits on the Leisure & Community Development Committee and the Environmental Services Committee.

Bag packing for the @lisburnccc Mayor's charities @Habitat_org & @corrymeela. Loads of people giving generously :)

Busy morning down in Dungannon at the Joint Committee of PCSP Chairs, Vice-Chairs, the Dept of Justice & the Polici……

Five days with no @bt_uk internet! Only advice was to try all the 'usual' restart and unplug stuff. When will service be resumed? @BTCare

I've driven across 9 counties today but can't get over the fact that I only got a rate of €1.05. Gonna be an expensive hol #BrexitProblems

Some of the @LVAlliance Association out with the @allianceparty at Belfast Pride 🏳️‍🌈

Just walked past a couple in their 80s who smiled when they saw people with rainbow flags and the man said "I bet the DUP are loving this"ha

There's been some interesting arguments put forward by revisionist historians. However, whilst I'm no fan of DeV, s……

PSNI have removed material from Anti-Internment bonfires but not dangerous 11th Night ones.Mayb due to cross-party support to act on former?

Hard to believe the use of #Irish in legal docs including wills is still prohibited by an Act from 1737 passed by the Protestant Ascendancy

2/2 the target is 50% by 2020. Options to increase recycling included looking at glass, textiles & batteries. Costed report(s) to come back.

1/2 Spent the morning at @lisburnccc Waste & Recycling Collections Options Workshop. Some interesting figures-42.2% of our waste is recycled

What's the most accurate translation for the archaic #Irish 'Dileas go h-Eag'? Faithful or loyal until death? #Gaelic #Gaeilge #translation

The @easyJet saga continues. Managed to get booked on a flight from Liverpool to Belfast. But no means of transport- now on the night coach

Delays at Gatwick told by security flight is cancelled, lead agents say it's not & @easyJet say they don't know. All we ask for is clarity!

Popped to Downing St to see where that £500 I was promised by Theresa & the DUP was but apparently no one was avail……

Spotted in Covent Garden, #London- Solar powered waving Queen only £16.90, the humour was lost on the English 🤣

The extent of the proposed demolition in the current Royal Exchange scheme. Take action now-……

Cllr Owen Gawith

Owen Gawith Alliance representative for Downshire West

Owen Gawith Alliance representative for Downshire West

Owen Gawith is the Alliance Party councillor for Downshire West.

Owen has been a resident in Moira for nearly 25 years. He is a family man and father of two boys.

Owen has been involved with the Alliance Party for a number of years. He helped set up the Moira Watch community scheme and more recently he has been involved with the Moira Junior Park Run.

Interests include our local surroundings, community issues, the built environment and promoting a just society. Owen is a keen support of freecycling.

Owen currently sits on the Government & Audit Committee as well as the Corporate Services Committee.

Trevor Lunn MLA

Trevor Lunn MLA

Trevor Lunn MLA
Lagan Valley
07968 154099

Trevor Lunn MLA is Assembly Member for Lagan Valley and the Alliance Party’s Deputy Chief Whip.

Prior to entering politics full-time, he ran his own Insurance Brokerage for 25 years.

At the Assembly, he has served on the Assembly’s Public Accounts and Regional Development Committees and currently serves on the Education Committee (since 2007) and as the Alliance Party’s Enterprise Spokesperson. He joined the Policing Board in 2011.

He was a member of Lisburn City Council from 2001 – 2011 and served as Mayor in 2006-7. First elected to the Assembly in 2007, he was re-elected with an increased vote in 2011.

His interests include church music, gardening and sport.

@ianjamesparsley Better get the new executive formed pronto then😊

Forgiveness, Not easy. At times, More painful than the wound. Yet there is no personal peace without forgiveness: Free of resentment. Retweeted by Trevor Lunn

@JMantonPPNI @allianceparty @smartin123 Two wrongs don't make a right James and if SF do something similar I'll cal……

There's a sad wee thing. He flew into a window. Not a mark on him but broke his neck.

@BBCPolitics @StepWalkTV Amazing genius Trump has for saying the wrong thing so consistently.

@AntrimLens I agree but you're being unkind to a really good air museum and dozens of enthusiasts who run it for free.

@grumpyfactcheck Enquiry is under way, we will see where it leads. It's not a witch hunt, just a thorough means of……

@TheBlowInView Needs the agreement of first and deputy first minister, we don't have either just now. Don't tell me it's daft, I know.

Ulster Aviation Society doing a great job at the Maze. No open days due to Robinson/McGuinness dispute. Let's move on this is ridiculous.

Disgusting attack on Christ Church Londonderry last night. Mindless vandalism. The community reaction is impressive and typical of the city.

@LisburnStar People are sometimes too easily offended these days. It's hard to see what the school did wrong. Good……

@tomfromireland @AIMWoundedKnee Maybe David meant to say other peoples criminality. Methods of enforcement by param……

@NicholaMallon That's a nice image Nichola. Add me to the list of congratulations and I hope Seamus is keeping well.

@naomi_long @sianalliance @NualaMcAllister Particularly sad that Alf was a journalist when the Bel Tel was a paper. Retweeted by Trevor Lunn

Presbyterian Church and Irish (Ian Malcolm)

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@Jim_Wells_MLA When Don came to Belfast years ago the audience sang You're my best friend back to him. I wasn't the……

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Ald Stephen Martin

Cllr Stephen Martin

Cllr Stephen Martin
Lisburn North
07706 526036

Stephen Martin is the Alliance Party councillor for Lisburn North. He previously represented Lisburn South in the old Lisburn City Council.

A solicitor by profession, Stephen is the Alliance Group Leader for our team on Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council. He also acts as an advocate for youth, and volunteers as a Youth Leader. He is also on the Board of Governors of an integrated school.

Stephen runs surgeries at the Lagan Valley Association Office in Graham Gardens, Lisburn.

A former Chair of Alliance Youth and past member of Queen’s University Senate, Stephen was elected to Council to take over from Seamus Close in 2011.


As a local elected rep for Lisburn North well done to @PSNILisCreagh for their efforts…

Really impressed by @IsabelHardman's openness with her own journey with mental health on #marr today. Classy. Barrier breaking. Well done


Baroness Jowell has always been a stand-out politician. Wishing her & her family the very best…

Mayor Morrow opening @lisburnccc Peace IV launch at Lagan Valley Island today. Great to hear from @SEUPB CEO

Great time Lego Building at Rowandale IPS in Moira this morning

Positive @NILGA Executive meeting in Templepatrick hearing from @aspni on the work of the Pensioners Parliament

Please take a moment & support my friend @1984MichaelLego to help make Lego Belfast a reality #LEGO…

Great news from @Smyth_Patterson - substantial vote of confidence in Lisburn's retail offer…

Well done to @SouthUlsterHA for their pro-active engagement & consultation earlier today for their expanding portfolio at Mill Street Hilden

Am I slowly becoming more conservative with age when I read this and feel nostalgic?!…

My read is the Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy #readabookaday @LibrariesNI…

I'd encourage everyone to check out the OU in Lisburn Library this weekend @LibrariesNI…

Emily having had her face painted went home to tell her mum that her favourite part of the day was hugging @Kelmba!

Great afternoon supporting Hilden Community Association's Annual Fun Day - Immy couldn't wait to join in!

Hmmmm that should definitely read second in the group....…

Congratulations @Neidin_H from one former @AllianceYouthNI chair. Thank you for all you do for @allianceparty…

Called in with staff of Spar in Grand St-chatted with customers annoyed about what happened but determined to get on…

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Ian James Parsley

Ian James Parsley is providing detailed support for Trevor Lunn’s review of Enterprise policy over the coming months, as well as research on Policing Board issues as they arise.

With the exception of one year working with the Centre for Social Justice, a London-based think tank, Ian has worked in Lisburn since 2007, supporting the Lagan Valley team in various capacities.

He was the Alliance Party’s European Elections candidate in 2009.

Amanda Grehan

Amanda Grehan is Head of Operations at the Alliance Party’s Lagan Valley Constituency Office.

As well as the day-to-day running of the office itself, she provides a full information service to constituents, including:

  • benefits enquiries
  • planning issues
  • business support
  • tidy streets
  • older people’s issues
  • disability matters

A well known advocate for members of the public, pop in to see her any time during work hours!


Contact Details


17 Graham Gardens, Lisburn BT 28 1XE – via google


(028) 92671177



Dr Jonathan T McCrea


Dr Jonathan Mccrea Alliance Representative for Killultagh

Dr Jonathan Mccrea
Alliance Representative for Killultagh

I was born in Belfast in the early 70’s, then Fermanagh for some years prior to going to University in Scotland. It felt a bit like going to Hogwart’s School, meeting up at the ferry terminal, then taking the train over snow covered hills of Scotland with good friends. Unforgettable!

Over the first few terms of coming back for holidays, I’d notice I would go into ‘Troubles mode’. Checkpoints, Soldiers, Terrorism. Growing up, I knew nothing else. It seemed normal, but it was so far from normal. In the 70’s hundreds died every year. Thousands of lives destroyed. Everyone’s lives blighted. Images of grief riven faces and tragedy, upon tragedy, upon tragedy! Everyone blaming everyone else back to the time of the Vikings or the Romans if required, just to prove it ‘was them lot who started it’.Neighbour against neighbour, people divided, fear, hatred, suspicion, jealousy, hurt, sadness and misery.

Two sides of decades of conflict, still represented by the main parties you vote for!

Parties who try to reach out to the other side, who say they want to, but can’t or won’t!

Parties who are unable to take the hard decisions for everyone’s good.

Parties who who cannot help but lurch back to the issues that defined them.

Just after I returned from Scotland, Naomi Long was elected MP for East Belfast. It was quite simple. “I would not be ashamed to have someone like her, represent me!” So, I joined the Alliance Party, as a simple indication of my support.

I am just a normal person, much like you, and I have decided that it is time to step forward and put my name on the Ballot paper! Why? So normal people from the whole diversity of religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds can have the confidence to know that I will respect them for who they are. Period!

The Alliance Party, is the only party you can vote for, that will make positive and progressive change in Northern Ireland. Your support, will allow me to take on the divisive politics of the past. Do you really want a shared and peaceful society for our children and your grandchildren?

You live in a democracy!

Don’t just sit there moaning that things will never change. 

Get out and vote FOR CHANGE.

And if you want to do something more than just that, get in touch with me, get some leaflets and convince your family, your neighbours, your friends that NOW is the time for us to build something new!

Share this article, Tweet it, Facebook it, like it, favourite it!

If we all push together we could change this beautiful country and finally make it a place to be really, really proud of!



...even 'THE KING' turned up to lend a hand.... UH HUH....ready to roll #leavingtheshedbigstyle

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Appreciate engaging but 1732 people died on roads in 2015 (~2 caused by cyclist) 22,137 seriously injured. This i…… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Thoughts from @trishgreenhalgh on how we can combat bullshit in a post-truth era #GESummit2017

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Intensity one influential factor in the 'exercise mix' Complex multifactorial intervention ✔ Multiple meaningful be…… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Actually small amounts of #PhysicalActivity that are shown here to reduce chance of stroke…

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Excited to be supporting @BrainInjMatters with RESPORT conference at NFS Windsor Park in November…… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

#SaveACyclistsLife Use hand furthest away from car door to open it. See why. Groups call for action. #BBCRadio4 Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

It's #WorldPTDay today. Let's all shout about our great profession. And a special mention to new student physios du…… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Thanks on #WorldPTday to the amazing physiotherapists/ physical therapists around the world that help patients to a…… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Spiral drawing test detects Parkinson's - BBC News…

99.9% of serious cycling accidents with cars. Sort this 1st? PMQs: New dangerous cycling laws considered, Teresa May…

Updated Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions now available to browse online at your leisure Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea


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Physios have their hands full, need to include clinical exercise physiologists in the team, they're experts!…

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GPs in England 'unconfident' discussing physical activity with patients – report… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

@RCPLondon Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed #DementiaAudit report reveals Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Please come and join us for our next study day on the post stroke shoulder - brilliant speakers booked… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Great inaugural ACPIN Council meeting today with @ACPIN_UK @thecsp HQ @merseysideACPIN chosen to organise next one in January 2018 #buzzing Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea