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Straight-talking is best policy for UUP leadership

Published 23/09/2010

Contrary to the views expressed by Richard Williams and John McKimmon in the Belfast Telegraph (Write Back, September 21), having watched with interest the Ulster Unionist leadership campaign, I can honestly say that I believe Tom Elliott is best-placed to lead the party forward.

One of Tom's greatest strengths is that, when he speaks, you know where you stand. This is a trait which is not common in many politicians and is a mark of a man of integrity.

Furthermore, his record of service, to both the Ulster Unionist Party and to his country, as a member of the UDR, demonstrates a passionate loyalty to the causes which he believes in.

This is what I, and I believe many other people in Northern Ireland, want to see from our leaders, along with honesty and commitment.

When I use my vote at the Waterfront Hall, it will be with confidence that I am entrusting the leadership to a man who values the party and its heritage as much as I do.

I know Tom Elliott will do our party proud and lead us forward.

PROUD UUP MEMBER

Florencecourt, Co Fermanagh

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