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I’m so proud to be the poster girl for TUV, says Claire

By Anne Madden

Published 17/04/2010

Claire Dickinson, who adorns a TUV election poster, at her home in Larne, where she has also been out canvassing for the party
Claire Dickinson, who adorns a TUV election poster, at her home in Larne, where she has also been out canvassing for the party

She's young, blonde, beautiful and smart.

She is also the new poster girl and real life campaigner for the Traditional Unionist Voice.

Trainee accountant Claire Dickinson is the new face of the TUV as the election poster battle hots up.

The Larne beauty (26), clad in a sexy off-the-shoulder red dress, is adorning a TUV election poster being circulated online, with the strapline “We’ve got real voters to appear on our election posters — I’m voting TUV” — a response to the claim that rival unionist parties, namely the DUP, are using models on their posters.

But Claire insists she is the true face of the TUV.

“I will be voting for Sammy Morrison (TUV east Antrim) because he is young and fresh,” she said. “I agreed to appear in the poster so that people know there are young people in the TUV. We are young people who are interested in government and want to know how they are using our money. Young people want a change and are fed up with all the lies and scandal in politics. I voted for the TUV in the European elections and I’ll be voting for them again.”

Married for four years, Claire, originally from Broughshane and educated at the University of Ulster in Coleraine insisted the poster is not exploiting her good looks to ‘sex up’ the TUV’s image.

“I don’t normally look that glamorous,” she said. “The picture is from a wedding I was at. I had my jeans on last night canvassing in Larne where we got a good response on the doors.”

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