The Ulster Unionist Party has selected long serving Assembly representative, Roy Beggs, and Cllr John Stewart as its Assembly candidates for East Antrim on 2 March.
Roy Beggs said:
“This election is an unexpected opportunity for the electorate to give their verdict on 10 years where the DUP and Sinn Fein have been in the top positions at Stormont, and 9 months where they have been in government on their own. It is undeniable that the Renewable Heat Incentive has been completely mismanaged and that the authors of this mismanagement are the DUP who held the economy portfolio over the past 10 years. The DUP/Sinn Fein Executive has not acted in the interest of the entire community but each for their own narrow, short term political self-interest. Vote for Ulster Unionists for better, more accountable government.”
Cllr John Stewart said:
“I am hugely honoured to have been selected by the Ulster Unionist Party to stand again in East Antrim. We lost out by a few hundred votes last year, but I have no doubt we can return two Ulster Unionists MLAs. More of the same with regards the DUP and Sinn Fein would be disastrous for the future of Northern Ireland. The Ulster Unionist Party can offer a viable and credible alternative in East Antrim to the incompetence and the whiff of corruption at Stormont. I would urge people to come out and vote this time, Northern Ireland cannot afford another 5 years of DUP/Sinn Fein rule.”