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