About Me

I am Gary Hynds, born and bred locally and like many other people I have been frustrated with the lack of governance provided by the local political parties in Stormont. As an independently minded individual, and having decided to be the change I wish for, I decided the only way to bring about proper accountable governance was to step forward and help bring politics into the national arena. I joined the Conservative & Unionist Party, the Party of Government, the oldest and must successful Party in the history of the United Kingdom. It is the most diverse Party in the country embracing all sections of the community no matter what colour, creed and faith they may be, giving opportunity and equal citizenship to all. I fully accept the stigma around the Party in Northern Ireland, and there are those who have recommended being simply an "independent" would be a better route. However as can be witnessed throughout the rest of the UK we see so many elected Conservative & Unionist Party members showing their independent routes, not tied down having to put Party first. Instead putting their community first at all times, something I will always do. The current local parties in Northern Ireland are almost robotic in their loyalty to their Party. Incapable of (or not allowed to?) disagreeing with their own Party leadership, to show some independent thought and to put their community first. I also believe the benefits for my local area through having an elected Conservative Party member would be enormous and I would use that influence within the Party to the full extent, standing up for Lagan Valley and Lisburn, putting it first always, with the focus being about making our area a better place for people to grow up in and grow old in.

I have stood for election twice now and my belief is that to represent you properly it is necessary to continuously hear and listen to your views and concerns. To this end during the last election I personally covered over 5000 doors and through the difficult pandemic times, whilst furloughed from my employment, I volunteered daily with a local charity collecting food and distributing it to those in need. I continue to engage with my local community all daily, speaking to residents, community groups, regular delivery of help/advice leaflets and running advice surgeries.

No longer should Northern Ireland be held back, instead a future should be achieved for our children and our children's children, where they can return from university and get good well paid jobs. Also to those who do not go to university, an economy which can offer careers or apprenticeships. Our children are the future, let us leave them a legacy they can be proud of. I ask you to join me on this mission, we all have a role, lets do it!

© 2021, Gary Hynds