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.