We’re delighted to welcome Claire Hanna MP on Tuesday 2 March for an online discussion about Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement.

Watch a recording of this discussion on YouTube.

The danger Brexit posed to the status of Northern Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement was consistently downplayed by pro-Brexit campaigners in the run up to the 2016 referendum, but came to play a pivotal role in the negotiations on both the Withdrawal Agreement agreed in 2019 and the subsequent EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Recent events have shown that the issues surrounding it are not likely to go away anytime soon, so we look forward to hearing the perspective of a Northern Ireland politician who is deeply committed to ensuring that the Northern Ireland protocol works and the Good Friday Agreement is protected.

Claire Hanna is MP for Belfast South, and a member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party. She was first elected as a Councillor for Belfast City Council in 2011 for the Balmoral ward, having been subsequently re-elected in 2014. In 2015, she was co-opted into the Northern Ireland Assembly as an MLA, and re-elected in 2016 and 2018. In the 2019 general election she was elected to the House of Commons to represent Belfast South.