Category Archives: Councillors & Representitives

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.

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Behind the Masc launches 21st Jan, @QUBSU If you're a young guy suffering from mental ill health come along for a……

Tree down between Magheragall Parish Church & the bad bend blocking the road, also at least one dubious tree near D……

A new support group for young guys with mental health issues is launching in Belfast in January. Please consider li……

Launching in Jan- new mutual support group for young guys suffering from mental health issues……

A special thanks should also go to Dynamic Brass and @TrevorLunnLV for providing the music :)…

There's a car stuck on School Lane & Glenavy Road, #Lisburn is like a car park- avoid if possible. #trafficwatchni #tweetni

Be careful folks- gave a young couple who had ended up in the shuck a lift home & snow is lying on gritted routes……

Loads of treats at the British Legion Coffee morning & afterwards took some time for personal remembrance……

Interesting chats w/Jerry Buttimer leader of Seanad Éireann & Richard Bruton Minister for Education about Brexit, N……

'Shared space is not lost space... let's build bridges not borders' -Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar @FineGael TD…

Listening to the radio earlier- would @berni_smyrh like to tell Savita's family that abortion isn't a healthcare matter? #trustwomen

Coffee and archaeology on a Saturday morning- fantastic to be at the inaugural @UlsterArcSoc conference

#MentalHealth Are you a young man under 35 in NI? Please spare 5mins to fill this out…

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay Are you a young man under 35 in NI? Please spare 5mins to fill this out……

Well done to @Kelmba for having the courage to speak out about such a personal and emotive issue on Nolan.……

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

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.

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.


Really enjoying the Irish League round up guys!! Great show…

Really proud of the EMD team of Cllrs and officers at @lisburnccc - a lot of hard work up to now and onwards to the……

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Dunmurry’s own Alfie Martin. I enjoyed his company on many occasions over……

Delighted Council agreed to keep summer scheme prices at our activity centres at same level next year after my representations at Committee

What an achievement - well done to NI's own Jonathan Rea on being runner up on #SPOTY - second only to Sir Mo Farah……

Mayor Morrow's merry band of carol singers and bucket collectors in Bow Street Mall Lisburn all raising funds for t……

Good luck with the new venture in Lisburn - your salted caramel brownies are a favourite in our house!…

At Council I welcomed the investment in new kitchens and bathrooms in Glenmore and thanked the @nihecommunity staff……

Delighted to be in attendance and to catch up with so many involved with the Ulster GP - great night and very well……

Congratulations and best of luck for your year ahead @LisburnChamber…

Another reason why you should consider relocating @SteveDonnelly95…

Congratulations to everyone involved…

Northern Ireland and England schools in global top 10 for reading…

Really important us guys take a few moments and resolve to learn even a little more - well said boss @naomi_long…

Emily & Imogen wanting to lend Sheila a helping hand sitting up for lunch as North Belfast set up for……

Happy to deputise as @allianceparty @NI_LGA Office Bearer at Full Members Meeting in Downpatrick today. Great inpu……

Good to see @PSNILisCreagh warning display at junction of Belsize Road and Skyline Drive this evening doing just th……

Well done @LibrariesNI own Judith @BanbridgeLib…

Mayor Tim Morrow all set for the Lisburn Christmas tree switch on

For residents with concerns or questions following last night's fire it's worth getting along to Kilmakee today to……

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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!



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Only 10 sleeps until Santa 🎅 and a mere 95 until @ACPIN_UK #ACPIN18. We're excited!

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