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Adam Newton

Prior to joining Stratagem in April 2018, Adam was employed as a Senior Parliamentary Assistant to an MLA, where he worked in the Assembly for over 10 years. Adam’s detailed insight, knowledge and understanding of Assembly processes and operation has been invaluable to a range of organisations in their political engagement.

As a Senior Consultant at Stratagem, Adam has advised organisations on how best to engage with elected representatives following the restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly. Client work has included supporting a leading housing association securing critical legislation, building support for a hydrogen economy and decarbonisation of public transport, shaping the cancer strategy and changes to the regulatory environment on food standards in relation to the UK exit from the EU.

Adam leads on Stratagem’s Assembly Training Programme, and delivers bespoke sessions to organisations on how to engage with the Assembly, strategic communications and online campaigning.

Additionally, Adam provides monitoring support to a range of organisations, and has developed an understanding of their needs. This has allowed him to provide them with timely advice on their engagement plans.

Adam was elected to Belfast City Council in 2011 and has developed a clear understanding of the role the Council plays within society.