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New High Sheriff appointed for Belfast City Council

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Date: 03 Feb 2022

The new High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor John Hussey in the council chamber of Belfast City Hall.

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 and find out more about the High Sheriff role.


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