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Alliance reveals its council candidates

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The Alliance Party in Lisburn has revealed its candidates for the upcoming council election.

The election, which will be held in May, will elect the councillors for the new ‘super councils’, including the new Lisburn Castlereagh District Council.

Sitting Lisburn North Councillor Stephen Martin will contest his seat once again in the north of the city.

However the other two Alliance Councillors in Lisburn, Brian Dornan and Jennifer Coulter, have decided not to run again, due to family and business commitments.

In addition to Councillor Martin, the party will run four candidates in the Lisburn area, and four in the Castlereagh area.

Alliance Constituency Officer Manager Amanda Grehan will seek a seat in Lisburn South, Heritage Officer Aaron McIntyre will be running in Downshire East with Dr Jonathan McCrea representing the party in Killutagh.

Owen Gawith, a local independent financial advisor and long time Moira resident, will round out the Alliance team asking for a mandate in Downshire West.

Lagan Valley Alliance Chair Aaron McIntyre said: “I am excited to have been selected to stand in this election for the new style council.

“I am delighted that we have such a strong team seeking election right across Lisburn.

“Together we will be offering everyone in Lisburn the opportunity to vote for a party which is not afraid to take tough decisions in order to move Northern Ireland forward.”

Councillor Stephen Martin added: “We have a strong record locally but we are eager to deliver more.

“It is more important than ever that we elect a Council capable to managing the difficult decisions the merger with Castlereagh will present.

“This new Alliance team will bring a range of experience and a commitment to working for everyone in the community no matter what their background.

“We are looking forward to the challenges ahead,” he added.

 

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