My name is Conor Rafferty. I’m a native of Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone and a past pupil of St. Patrick’s Academy Dungannon and the University of Manchester (BSc. Hons. Physics with Electronics).

I’ve had jobs since the age of twelve as, variously, farm hand, petrol station attendant, care-assistant, software developer, recruitment consultant, trainer, managing director (14 years) and teacher (current profession).

I’ve travelled extensively, studied and worked in South America, which has given me an appreciation of the central role of faith and family in society and human flourishing.

I currently live in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, having moved here just before the UK general election of 2019. My uncle, Rev. John Hughes was a popular curate in the town during the eighties.

I am the local representative of the Irish Freedom Party. (twitter)