Alliance party reveals General Election candidates
The Alliance party has revealed its full list of candidates for the forthcoming General Election.
The party will run in every constituency and has announced that some new faces will join established representatives from the Assembly and local Councils.
Party leader Naomi Long said the election was a chance for people to change the direction of politics.
She said: “This election comes at a time when things look particularly bleak – the UK is being taken towards a hard Brexit by the Tories, while the Government is seemingly ignoring the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland, in league with some local MPs. Those actions threaten the way we live, learn, work and trade.
“At Stormont the institutions are in danger and that is impacting directly upon public services, like health and education.
“This election is an opportunity to change the direction of our society, to make your voice heard and say enough is enough. For people to set a new course and turn away from the politics of division and towards a progressive, positive and pro-European politics, the type these Alliance candidates stand for.
“If people vote for Alliance candidates, they will not only get MPs who are rooted in their constituencies and have the skills, vision and desire to represent them at Westminster, but will send the clearest possible message that devolution must be restored urgently.”
East Antrim - Stewart Dickson
East Belfast - Naomi Long
East Londonderry - Chris McCaw
Fermanagh and South Tyrone - Noreen Campbell
Foyle – John Doherty
Lagan Valley – Aaron McIntyre
Mid Ulster - Fay Watson
Newry and Armagh - Jackie Coade
North Antrim - Patricia O'Lynn
North Belfast – Sam Nelson
North Down – Andrew Muir
South Antrim – Neil Kelly
South Belfast - Paula Bradshaw
South Down – Andrew McMurray
Strangford - Kellie Armstrong
Upper Bann - Tara Doyle
West Belfast - Sorcha Eastwood
West Tyrone - Stephen Donnelly