UUP selects its candidates for Newtownabbey

The Ulster Unionist Party has nominated its candidates for the forthcoming local government elections on May 22.

The candidates were joined by their supporters at Mossley Mill, having submitted fully completed nomination papers and will stand for election to the new Newtownabbey and Antrim super council.

The candidates were nominated as follows for their respective District Electoral Areas:

Ballyclare – Cllr Jim Bingham, Vera McWilliam.

Glengormley Urban – Cllr Mark Cosgrove, Michael Maguire.

Three Mile Water – Ald Fraser Agnew, Ben Kelso.

Macedon – Cllr John Scott.

Also present at the nomination were Ulster Unionist Party MLAs Roy Beggs (East Antrim) and Danny Kinahan (South Antrim), as well as party supporters and members including East Antrim Chairman Roy McCune.

Roy Beggs MLA said: “I am delighted that the Ulster Unionist Party is able to field such a strong set of candidates for this area and very much look forward to working with them after the election, when they are successfully returned to council.”

Danny Kinahan MLA added: “Helping these great candidates to get elected is extremely rewarding and I hope that the hard work which we have put in over the previous months is rewarded by the electorate.”

The candidates said: “We are excited to have been selected by the UUP to represent Newtownabbey and to contribute to the overall effort of the party across Northern Ireland.

“We bring the necessary experience to face the challenges which council will now encounter, through extra responsibility including planning, while also bringing fresh new ideas.

“We all are encouraged by the responses we have received on the doorsteps so far and are ready to seize the opportunity to do what’s right for Northern Ireland and Newtownabbey.”

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