TUV has named seven candidates to fight the Council elections in Causeway Coast and Glens in May. Two candidates will be fielded in the DEAs of Ballymoney and Causeway and one each in Bann. Benbradagh and Limavady. A further candidate may be added in Coleraine.
TUV Council leader Cllr Boyd Douglas will lead the team and he again will stand in Benbradagh where he is the only unionist councillor. Ald Wm Blair will run again in Ballymoney where he will be joined by John Wilson. Cyril Quigg, grand nephew of Bushmills’ famous son, Robert Quigg VC, will stand in the Causeway DEA along with Stewart Moore from the Portrush end. Elizabeth Collins from Garvagh will be the TUV standard bearer in Bann and Colin Cartwright will contest Limavady.
Commenting Boyd Douglas said,
“TUV is looking forward to these elections, believing we have a distinctive message, be it on the Stormont shambles, the RHI scandal or pursuing best value for our hard pressed ratepayers. As Jim Allister constantly demonstrates TUV tells it as it is, nor do we shy away from taking on the ever aggressive Sinn Fein agenda.”
The TUV leader, Jim Allister, expressed full support for the team and said,
“This is a team with a wide breadth of life experience who will bring diligent service and a common sense approach to council affairs. The RHI scandal and Ian Paisley’s holiday junkets have put Unionism on the back foot with Sinn Fein, despite its odious record, now lecturing unionists on the standards required in public life. Things can’t go on as they are. It’s time to return to basic values of honesty and integrity in politics and for Unionism to rediscover its strength in facing down the Sinn Fein takeover. It’s time to vote TUV.”