Upper Bann Constituency
Sydney has been involved in politics for most of his adult life and entered front line politics as an elected member of Craigavon Borough Council in 2001. During this time he has served as both Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Craigavon and Chaired a number of Council Committees. He is currently the Chairman of the Development Committee of Craigavon Borough Council. Sydney is also a member of Craigavon District Policing Partnership and Craigavon Community Safety Partnership.
In July 2010 Sydney joined the Northern Ireland Assembly to represent the people of Upper Bann, as a replacement for David Simpson MP, in keeping with the Party’s pledge on multiple mandates.
Sydney was successfully returned to the Assembly in 2011 and is currently a member of the Justice Committee and the Enterprise, Trade & Investment Committee.