Ignore doubters and take a stand in the elections
I'D appeal to people across Northern Ireland to ignore the advice of some well-known commentators not to vote at the local and European elections tomorrow. Their counsel, on this occasion, is depressing and defeatist.
Voters are certainly tired of the parties at Stormont and the divisive brand of politics that they pursue. All of them are defined by being 'Orange, Green, or Something In Between'.
They carve-up ministries and committee positions, but they don't offer a coherent vision for the future.
And they refuse to take responsibility and make the really difficult decisions.
The only way that this will change is if voters send a clear message to these failed parties that enough is enough.
Co-chair, NI Conservatives
Holywood, Co Down