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Paisley takes break from the election to give a helping hand

By Staff Reporter

DUP politician Ian Paisley has swapped the hustings for harvesters in a new challenge.

Visitors to this year’s Balmoral Show may find themselves being directed to a parking spot by the outgoing North Antrim MP.

Mr Paisley has volunteered as a steward at the agricultural extravaganza after an appeal from the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society’s president last year.

He said: “I’ve always attended the show and have been a member of the RUAS for decades, so giving something back was really a very easy task.

“Obviously coming in the midst of an election wasn’t something that was planned, but I believe my time at the show will not be wasted in any way.

“Northern Ireland has a fantastic agri-foods business and I believe the Balmoral Show is a wonderful showcase of our premier industry.”

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