Trevor Lunn
Lunn in 2021
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Lagan Valley
Assumed office
7 March 2007
Preceded bySeamus Close
Personal details
Born (1946-06-29) 29 June 1946 (age 75)
Political partyIndependent (since 2020)
Alliance (until 2020)

Trevor Lunn (born 29 June 1946) is an independent politician in Northern Ireland and former member of the Alliance Party.

He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly for Lagan Valley in the 2007 assembly election. Lunn took over the Alliance candidacy for Lagan Valley from Seamus Close, the longtime representative for the area. While many pundits predicted that Alliance would struggle to hold on to the seat, Lunn's performance saw the new candidate elected 4th out of 6 seat available.[1] He retained the seat at the 2011 Assembly election. He is a former chairman of the Alliance Party.[2]

As at August 2015, he is a Political Member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.[3]

Lunn has been a councillor for Lisburn since 2001, serving as deputy mayor for the term 2005/6 and was elected as mayor of the City of Lisburn on 22 June 2006.[citation needed]

Regarding accusations in 2012 of Sinn Féin infiltrating primary schools,[clarification needed] Lunn said, "In the context of Lumen Christi as a highly successful grammar school which has taken a public stance on the question of academic selection, in defiance of the minister's instruction and indeed the view of the Catholic Church, it is hard to see these appointments as anything other than a means of infiltration of the school's board of governors, with the aim of influencing the stance taken by the present board."[4]

On 2 March 2020, Lunn announced that he was leaving the Alliance Party due to "internal difficulties"; he continued to sit as an independent MLA.[5]

References

  1. ^ "DUP TAKES THREE ASSEMBLY SEATS IN LAGAN VALLEY". Ulster Star. 8 March 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  2. ^ "'Victimised' party chair resigns". BBC Online. 28 November 2005. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  3. ^ "The Board". nipolicingboard.org.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Belfast Telegraph – John O'Dowd denies infiltrating schools with Sinn Fein governors". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Trevor Lunn resigns from Alliance Party". Belfast Telegraph. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
Civic offices Preceded byJonathan Craig Mayor of Lisburn 2006–2007 Succeeded byJames Tinsley Northern Ireland Assembly Preceded bySeamus Close MLA for Lagan Valley 2007 – present Incumbent