Political party UKIP have today (Saturday) set up in Ballymoney at Castlecroft Square with a stand for the party, providiing information on the party to the public alongside two prospective candidates who hope to run in the upcode council elections in Causeway Coast & Glens.
The two candidates hoping to run are Amanda Ranaghan in the Coleraine DEA & David Hanna in the Ballymoney DEA.
UKIP had previously ran in the 2014 council elections in Causeway with 3.09% 1st preference votes, Coleraine with 2.85% 1st preference votes & Limavady 1.86% 1st preference votes, all failing to secure a seat. No candidate ran in the Ballymoney DEA.
Ballymoney Bubble spoke to the prospective candidates for Coleraine and Ballymoney and they are hoping to officially announce their intentions and submit their nomination papers to stand in the upcoming council election next month.
Both candidates are ‘confident’ of a positive response.
The Northern Ireland spokes person for UKIP, Robert Hill, was also in Ballymoney alongside the two candidates. Speaking previously on Brexit he said:
“UKIP has a clear plan for Brexit Britain. Only a vote for UKIP can deliver the clean and clear exit we originally voted for.
UKIP is a real UK Unionist alternative to the failing parties and politics both locally and nationally.
Our range of common sense policies put the people of this country first, and we continue to be the movement that’s standing up for the hard working men and women of this nation, in all corners of it.”