Who is Alex Easton?
Alex Easton is a well-known Independent Unionist politician from Northern Ireland who has been a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLA) for North Down since 2003. He is a former member of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), and left the party in July 2021, after disagreements over the party’s leadership.
Alex Easton Career
Easton served in the accident and emergency department in the Newtownards and then the Ulster Hospital, as a clerical officer. He is also a member of the Orange Order and the Church of Ireland. Easton worked on the North Down Policing Partnership. As a Democratic Unionist Party politician, Easton was first elected to North Down Borough Council in 2001 and left Council in December 2013. He was then elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2003 for the constituency of North Down. Easton later returned again in 2007, 2011, 2016, and again in 2017, when he peaked the poll for North Down, having increased his vote each election.
He stood in North Down in the 2017 General Election and polled 14,940 votes, almost unseating the sitting MP. Easton stood once again in the constituency but was defeated narrowly in the 2019 General Election. He then stood as an independent Unionist MLA and topped the poll for the 5th time in a row at the 2022 NI Assembly Election. Easton is opposed to a border poll and has stated those politically backing a backstop through Brexit could potentially result in a border poll and is a threat to the Union, which must be opposed. He is additionally opposed to the Northern Ireland protocol. Easton revealed his resignation from the DUP on July 1, 2021, saying that he saw no ”respect, discipline or decency” in the party’s recent behavior. He was then re-elected as an independent candidate in the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly election.
How old is Alex Easton?
Alex is aged 53 years as of 2022, born on May 19, 1969, in Northern Ireland, United Kingdon. He shares his birthday with famous people including JoJo Siwa, Marshmello, Nikocado Avocado, Sam Smith, Scarlet Vas, Grace Jones, Nicole Brown Simpson, and many more.
Alex Easton Family
Who are Easton’s parents?
Easton was born in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom to Ann Easton and Alex Easton. His parents passed away in a house fire in Bangor on January 23, 2023, at Dellmount Park.
Does Easton have siblings?
Easton has not shared his personal life information with the media and his siblings are not known.
Alex Easton Education
Easton attended Gransha Boys High School, and after graduating he joined Bangor Technical College.
Alex Easton Spouse
Easton is currently married to his long-time partner and soul mate Denise Easton. The couple has one child together in their marriage.
Alex Easton Kids
Easton and Denise have one child together in their marriage. The couple has one daughter and also has two grandchildren.
Alex Easton Height
Easton has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body but has not shared his measurements with the media.
Alex Easton’s Net Worth
Northern Ireland politician Easton has been in politics from 2003 to the present. He is currently an independent unionist politician and has a net worth of $1-5 million as of 2023.