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No election posters to be displayed in Lagan Valley - DUP, Alliance, SDLP and UUP issue joint statement

Lagan Valley constituency will not have any posters displayed in the forthcoming election - the DUP, Alliance, SDLP and UUP have announced in a joint statement.

The parties announced an agreement on Friday that no posters will be put up during the election campaign.

A spokesman said: "As political parties in Lagan Valley we recognise the desire from the public to minimise disruption during this election campaign and believe this is the right step to take. 

"Engagement with the electorate will be focused on the door step. This voluntary agreement is in place until 6pm on 1st March, at which point candidates may place a limited number of posters outside each polling station.

"No posters will be placed on main/arterial roads unless directly outside a polling station. If this agreement is broken by one party it is no longer valid."

The agreement relates to posters on lampposts only and does not extend for example to Billboard or mobile advertising.

The spokesman appealed to other parties campaigning in Lagan Valley to follow the lead being given by this agreement.

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