Purvis practises the art of public duty
With the changes in the electoral boundaries, Ballybeen is now part of East Belfast, which is great because I will have the chance of voting for Dawn Purvis.
I have met Dawn at art events and plays - things I believe are salient in promoting community and culture. The interest she exudes while expressing her views at an event shows she is not there to be seen, but because she is a fan.
I am giving Dawn my vote because she is certainly not a sycophant. Honesty and openness is essential in a politician and Dawn has that in abundance.