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Date: 03 Feb 2022
Councillor John Hussey is Belfast’s new High Sheriff.
The DUP Councillor representing the Ormiston area of East Belfast was appointed today (Wednesday 2 February) at a ceremony in City Hall.
He becomes the 122nd High Sheriff of Belfast and replaces Alliance Councillor Michael Long in the role.
Looking ahead to his new responsibility, Councillor Hussey said: “It’s an honour to be appointed High Sheriff and I look forward to working with our Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor throughout the year ahead.
“2022 is set to be a great year for Belfast and its citizens. I look forward to sharing in it”.
Councillor Hussey is a barrister by profession and was first elected to Belfast City Council in 2011 and re-elected successively in 2014 and 2019.
The High Sherriff will take up office for a full calendar year and join a team of civic dignitaries that includes Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Kate Nicholl and Deputy Lord Mayor, Alderman Tom Haire.
For more information visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/council and find out more about the High Sheriff role.