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SDLP man hits out at Alliance leader over online insult

SDLP election candidate Pat Catney has criticised Alliance Party leader Naomi Long over comments she made on social media about two Lisburn and Castlereagh councillors.

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Lagan Valley TUV candidate Samuel Morrison and party leader Jim Allister with party workers canvassing in Lisburn on February 21. Pic by John Kelly

Morrison calls on people of Lagan Valley to back TUV

A strong vote for the TUV on March 2 is unionism’s best insurance policy against concessions to republicans, it has been claimed.

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Last Saturday Alliance Party leader Naomi Long was in Moira to support Lagan Valley candidate Trevor Lunn (right), who was canvassing in the village. Also pictured are Gretta Thompson, Councillor Aaron McIntyre and Councillor Owen Gawith.

Lunn says ‘positive action’ is needed to address traffic problems in Moira

Alliance Lagan Valley candidate Trevor Lunn has said government action is needed to prevent traffic bringing Moira to a complete standstill.

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Sinn Fein Lagan Valley candidate Dr Peter Doran with the party's Northern Ireland leader Michelle O'Neill

‘Hurt of the past cannot be undone’

Sinn Féin election candidate Dr Peter Doran has said everyone needs to engage in “a genuine process of reconciliation and healing.”

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Trevor Lunn.

Lunn welcomes fall in unemployment rate

Alliance Lagan Valley candidate Trevor Lunn has welcomed the fall in the unemployment rate across Northern Ireland.

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Jenny Palmer. 
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‘Attacks on the elderly must carry tougher sentences’

Attacks on the elderly should be classed as ‘hate crimes’ and carry much tougher sentences, a local Assembly election candidate has said.

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Edgar Graham, the Ulster Unionist Assembly member and Queen's law lecturer who was murdered by the IRA at point blank range. Picture  Pacemaker Press

Sinn Fein law lecturer won’t condemn IRA murder of QUB academic

A Sinn Fein election candidate who works as a law lecturer at Queen’s has declined to say whether he believes the IRA were justified in shooting dead Edgar Graham at the university in 1983.

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Independent candidate Jonny Orr.

Orr vows to work for inclusive and prosperous future for all

Independent election candidate Jonny Orr has described himself as “the voice of a generation that cares more about jobs, health and equality than about age old bigoted battle lines.”

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Samuel Morrison (right) with TUV leader Jim Allister.

Election 2017: ‘People are fed up with the lack of delivery’

TUV election candidate Samuel Morrison has claimed that the people of Lagan Valley are “frustrated at the state of local politics”.

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SDLP candidate Pat Catney with fellow Lisburn and Castlereagh City Councillors Geraldine Rice and Vasundhara Kamble.

Former Alliance councillors back SDLP man for Assembly

Two Lisburn and Castlereagh City councillors who recently quit the Alliance Party after accusing the organisation of ageism and racism have given their support to the SDLP’s Lagan Valley Assembly candidate.

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Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

Registration to vote in Assembly elections closes at 5pm today

There are only hours left to register to vote in the upcoming Assembly elections.
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Brenda Hale.

Hale vows to be strong voice for armed forces community

Lagan Valley DUP candidate Brenda Hale has said she will continue to be a strong voice for the armed forces community after next month’s Assembly election.

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David Honeyford has resigned from the Alliance Party Executive

Alliance member quits party body after ‘sectarian’ tweet

A member of the Alliance Party’s ruling Executive has resigned after he made derogatory remarks about unionists on social media.

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Election 2017: Who’s after your vote?

Election 2017: Who’s after your vote?

A total of 13 candidates will battle it out in Lagan Valley in a bid to secure seats in the next Northern Ireland Assembly.

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Jenny Palmer. 
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Election 2017: ‘Lagan Valley could benefit from closer ties with Scotland’

UUP election candidate Jenny Palmer has said Lagan Valley could “greatly benefit” from closer ties between the next NI Assembly and the Scottish Parliament.

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TUV candidate Samuel Morrison with his election agent Elvira Tulip MBE.

Election 2017: TUV man promises to represent people with ‘integrity and honesty’

Sinn Fein are seeking to exploit the ‘Cash for Ash’ scandal to further their anti-British agenda.

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Pictured outside the Electoral Office are (left to right) election agent Brian Dornan, Councillor Amanda Grehan, Lagan Valley candidate Trevor Lunn and Sorcha Eastwood, candidate for West Belfast.

Election 2017: ‘Make sure your voice is heard’

The Alliance Party’s Lagan Valley election candidate, Trevor Lunn, has encouraged people to make sure they are registered to vote in the Assembly poll on March 2.

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Attorney General John Larkin

Attorney Challenge makes dramatic intervention over RHI scheme

Northern Ireland’s top law officer is considering mounting a challenge to the legality of the entire Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, he revealed today.

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Cllr John Gallen, Claire Hanna, Cllr Pat Catney, Rosemary Catney and Cllr Johnny McCarthy launch the SDLP's campaign in Lagan Valley.

Election 2017: ‘RHI scandal is poisoning politics’

Lagan Valley election candidate, Cllr Pat Catney, has said the RHI ‘Cash for Ash’ scandal is “poisoning public confidence in politics.”

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TUV Candidate Samuel Morrison

Election 2017: TUV man urges people to ‘vote for radical change’

TUV Assembly election candidate Samuel Morrison has appealed to the people of Lagan Valley to “vote for radical change” on March 2.

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