Steven Agnew MLA

Steven Agnew is MLA for North Down.

He has led the Green Party in Northern Ireland since 2011 and was first elected to the Assembly in the same year. His first motion in the Assembly was on fracking.


Born in Dundonald in 1979, he studied philosophy at university and joined the Green Party in 2003 after meeting then-leader John Barry at a protest march against the Iraq invasion.

He worked with the homeless for five years and then became research officer for the Green Party’s first MLA Brian Wilson following his breakthrough success in the 2007 Assembly.

3bHe successfully passed an Assembly motion to introduce a moratorium on fracking and secured unanimous support in the Assembly for his amendment calling for an independent public inquiry into illegal waste disposal in Northern Ireland.

Under Steven, the Green Party became the first party to publish all political donations over £500.

Steven Agnew was the first MLA to bring a motion for equal marriage to the Assembly in 2011 and is involved in bringing forward a Private Members Bill to deliver this long-awaited human right.

He has been a vegetarian for more than 10 years, has been a member of Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth and is passionate about animal welfare issues.

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Steven’s areas of interest

 Children & young people
 Animal welfare
 Democratic reform
 Renewable energy

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