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Editor's Viewpoint: Tragedy of losing his father to terror spurs councillor Kyle Black on

Newly elected DUP councillor Kyle Black
Newly elected DUP councillor Kyle Black
Kyle Black with his partner Adele Bradley after winning his council seat in Mid Ulster

Editor's Viewpoint

Kyle Black, whose prison officer father David was murdered by dissident republicans almost seven years ago, is obviously cut from the same cloth as his dad.

Just as his father served the community, so does Kyle, a councillor in Mid Ulster. However, trolls say he is being used by the DUP because of his dad's death, an accusation he roundly denies.

Republican and loyalist prisoners wrote to the family after his father's death saying he had treated all sides fairly. Kyle hopes to make a similar impact in his constituency work in a bid to build a better Northern Ireland for everyone. Given his experience, it is little wonder he wants to change things.

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