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Why now is the time for next generation of politicians to step up

Gareth Brown


New ideas, beyond the way we've always done things, hold key

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Bright: Cara Hunter

Bright: Cara Hunter

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Carla Lockhart

Carla Lockhart

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Bright: Cara Hunter

The last few weeks of politics in this little place we call home have felt particularly bruising, although you might rightly ask yourself when is it ever not? Far from moving forwards, it feels like we're going backwards and it begs the question of where do we go from here?

There is an old phrase in politics that says if you don't like the outcomes of the meeting, change the people in the room. In little over a year, we will be in the midst of the election for the next Northern Ireland Assembly. Short of another NI21, we will be presented with the same choice of parties, but perhaps it's time to see some new faces stepping up to lead.

Generational shifts in all contexts come about for a variety of reasons. Some are forced by ambition, some happen by virtue of circumstances and some are well-planned succession strategies.


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