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 responds to consultation on proposed redesign of older people's mental health inpatient and day care services in southern sector

    16 November 2014

    Even though I have now been advised by the Trust that responses to the consultation exclude elected representatives, service users’ next of kin and staff, I have decided that I will respond regardless. My response is as follows;


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  • Tyrone and Fermanagh Targeted claims Hussey

    16 November 2014

    West Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA Ross Hussey says he is appalled at the duplicity of the Western Health and Social Care Trust and their attempts to downgrade dementia care in the Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital. He said;


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  • Hussey responds to vitriolic attack on proud tradition of UDR

    07 November 2014

    Having read Councillor Barry McNally’s vitriolic attack on the RIR in last week’s Ulster Herald, I feel I have to respond. Mr McNally is clearly not a student of history and his knowledge of the history of the Royal Irish Regiment is almost as non-existent as his knowledge of the history of the Ulster Defence Regiment. I will begin by declaring an interest as the son of a mother and father who served with the 6th County Tyrone Battalion of the UDR and the brother of a former member.


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  • Hussey welcomes announcement by Western Trust

    07 November 2014

    West Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA Ross Hussey has welcomed the announcement by the Western Trust that they have reconsidered the ridiculous and senseless operational decision to amalgamate the palliative care unit at ward 5 of the Tyrone County Hospital with the elderly care unit and the cardiac assessment unit with UCTC during the hours of 8pm and 8am. I am very concerned however that the decision not to proceed is not necessarily a permanent one. Alan Corry-Finn executive director of nursing and director of primary care and older people’s services was “keen to pause the merger to allow him time to work with staff between now and Christmas to come up with an agreed model of care”.


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  • Hussey attends Armistice Day service in Dublin

    14 November 2014

    Ulster Unionist MLA Ross Hussey said;


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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.