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Parliamentary Secretary


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CHRIS AGIUS
 
 

Honourable Chris Agius MP is a member of the cabinet of the government of the Maltese Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat, with nearly two decades experience as a parliamentarian. 

He was born in Cospicua on the 17th November 1961 and is the son of the late Victor and Jane Agius. He is the second of five siblings; Stephen, Marco, Pablo and Ċensina. He is married to Dorothy and they have three children, Alicia, Kylie and Yandrick.

Chris Agius attended Cospicua Primary School, moving on to De La Salle College in the same locality.  He successfully finished his studies at De La Salle College but, being the eldest of his siblings, he was forced to follow the custom of that time and abandon his studies to work in the family business.  His father had started a small ironmonger shop in Cospicua which was to flourish.  Over the years the family has ventured into other retail areas, but the first shop is still in business today. 

Chris Agius has a long history of involvement in local politics. In 1987 he and his friends, established the Cospicua Branch of the Socialist Youth Group and two years later became its secretary. In 1991 Chris Agius was elected Secretary of the Cospicua Labour Party Committee and held this post until 1996, when he contested the general election on the second and third districts and was elected. 

Chris Agius has contested all elections held since 1996. In five legislatures he has held a variety of posts such as spokesman for the Employment Training Council, industry and public Investment and sports and local organisations. In April 2014 he joined the cabinet as Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sports. 

Chris Agius has played for the Cottonera teams St George's and Vittoriosa Stars and has served as President of the St George’s FC Committee. He occupied this post for 15 years. Under his chairmanship, St George's won many honours including Premier League promotion. He still likes to exercise when he can find time in his busy schedule.