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DUP woman's husband calls in police over Facebook post

By Deborah McAleese

Published 11/04/2016

The DUP’s Pam Cameron with her husband Michael
The DUP’s Pam Cameron with her husband Michael

The husband of a DUP politician says he will call in police over comments made about his wife on social media.

Michael Cameron, who is married to former South Antrim Assemblywoman Pam Cameron, claimed a Facebook post about the mother-of-three amounted to a "hate crime".

Mr Cameron accused the woman who allegedly made the comments about his wife's private life of being a "troll".

He reposted the offensive comments on his own Facebook page, and said: "I think this one will go to PSNI for a little investigation into social media hate crime."

Mr Cameron added that he was reposting the comment to "give people an idea of what this vicious little troll is really like".

The comments referred to Mrs Cameron's first marriage, which ended in divorce.

The former Antrim mayor's marriage to the father of her three children, Ian Lewis, broke up in 2011.

A short time later she got engaged to Mr Cameron, a senior civil servant, who she is understood to have met while working at Stormont for the DUP's Sammy Wilson, then an MLA for East Antrim. After the post about Mrs Cameron appeared on Facebook friends of the couple quickly rallied around to show their support.

One friend wrote: "That is a terrible, horrible thing to say about our Pamster. She is one of the loveliest people I know.

"Don't let people like that bother you Pam. You have loads who love and support you."

Another said: "I'm actually glad you will take her comments to the PSNI."

Mrs Cameron first entered politics in 2005 when she was elected as a DUP councillor in Antrim.

A short time later she was made party secretary in Randalstown and assistant treasurer of the DUP's South Antrim Association.

In 2010 she was made Antrim mayor.

She was elected as an Assembly Member for South Antrim in 2011, polling 2,866 first preference votes.

Mrs Cameron was deputy chair of the environment committee and a member of the health committee in the last Assembly.

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