Gordon Dunne is a long time North Down resident, married with a family, and is serving his second term as a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, having been first elected in May 2011 and re-elected in May 2016. Gordon is currently a member of the Economy Committee within the Northern Ireland Assembly. Gordon was also awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List in 2016.
Gordon has served as a Councillor on North Down Borough Council for over 28 years, including a term as both Mayor and Deputy Mayor. He was first elected as a Councillor in 1981 and is a renowned constituency worker. During his time as a local representative, he has amassed a wide range of experience in constituency work, dealing with many issues, including Planning, Educational Concerns, Health Issues, Housing, Roads and Business Development.
Gordon is Chairman of the North Down Democratic Unionist Association, and has been for many years. Gordon is a member of the Board of Governors at Rathmore Primary School, Bangor and Holywood Primary School and has been a Governor for many years in other local Schools. He is an advocate for maintaining Christian standards in society, and is also a member of the Loyal Orders. His outside interests include Motorsport and History.