Who is Ross Hussey?

I am best described as an 'Omagh' man and a 'Tyrone' man as these two places mean the most to me. I was born in Omagh, brought up and educated in Omagh and have lived here all my life - for that reason I am best placed to serve West Tyrone constituents.

I have a keen interest in politics and this passion is entwined with the area I live. I get involved in local issues and community issues, because these are what matter to the ordinary citizen in West Tyrone.

I was fortunate in many ways in that I was able to help people by using my working knowledge of insurance and I was often asked to come into the Ulster Unionist office in Omagh to give advice to constituents. When the Council seat in Omagh became vacant I was asked to stand and in May 2005 I was elected to Omagh District Council.

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Latest News

  • Hussey disappointed at decision to increase fees for Blue Badges

    09 February 2016

    West Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA Ross Hussey said 

    ‘I am disappointed that the department have decided to increase the fee for the blue badge from £2 to £10. I believe that the fee should have been waived and those that are entitled to a blue badge should receive it free of charge. Blue badges are essential for those who have limited mobility and to some £10 is a major part of their weekly income. I also believe that consideration should have been given to ensuring any disabled service veteran that is entitled to the blue badge should receive same automatically when a war pension is awarded again at no cost.’


  • Closure of Strabane Court House a retrograde step – Hussey

    09 February 2016

    West Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA Ross Hussey has described the decision by the Justice Minister David Ford to close Strabane Court House as a retrograde step which could well have a negative impact on the administration of justice. 


  • The fall in agricultural income demonstrates the crisis hitting farms

    01 February 2016

    Ross Hussey has said:

    "I am shocked beyond words with the revelation that the total farming income across Northern Ireland fell from £312 million to £183 million in 2015".


  • Hussey condemns thefts of farm machinery and agricultural vehicles

    01 February 2016

    West Tyrone Ulster Unionist Party MLA and Policing Board member Ross Hussey said:

    "The reports of farm machinery being stolen to order are not unusual"


  • Hussey condemns those responsible for violating the grounds of City Cemetery in Londonderry

    27 January 2016

    Ross Hussey MLA, Ulster Unionist policing spokesperson, has condemned those who brought a weapon into the City Cemetery in Londonderry.


Time for a change

I was first elected to Omagh District Council in May 2005 and in that seven year period I was closely involved with community groups in the town. We have seen very positive steps forward, specifically, with the redevelopment of the Hospital Road community centre, the revamp of the King George's Field area of Campsie, the new cycle paths and enhanced footways in Festival Park and the traffic calming scheme on the Kevlin Road to name but a few. Working with local communities we see an enhanced local spirit and my colleagues and I will endeavour to continue to support these initiatives.

Time for another change

One of the campaigns that has stuck with me since I became an active politician has been the local hospital campaign. I have attended rallies and protests in Omagh, Enniskillen, Londonderry, Limavady, Belfast, even going to the constituency of the former Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward MP, in St Helens in England. I will continue to campaign in support of the Tyrone County Hospital and its staff.