Andrew Muir said: “I am very proud to have been selected to stand for Alliance in Newry and Armagh.
“A vote for me is a vote for a shared future. Only the Alliance Party is totally committed in word and deed to delivering a Shared Future. The Alliance Party is not about the sectarian and discriminatory politics of the past but rather about tackling division and building a new Northern Ireland based upon a Shared Future.
“With the costs of division reinvested into creating a vibrant knowledge based economy, Alliance will protect the environment and create jobs through a “Green New Deal” whilst also delivering safer and healthier communities.
“Alliance is the only party that offers the public a chance to vote for a better society for all.”
Andrew graduated from the University of Ulster Magee Campus in Derry / Londonderry in 1999 after studying Peace and Conflict Studies and now serves as Chairperson of the Alliance Party’s North Down Association. Andrew is also an Independent Member of North Down District Policing Partnership and Vice Chair of the Liberal Democrat’s Northern Ireland Branch.
Andrew is also active within the Community and Voluntary Sector and is involved with a variety of organisations including Friends of the Earth and Amnesty International.
A keen athlete, Andrew regularly participates in competitive road races across Ireland and is looking forward to his next race which will be Armagh 10k run on Sunday 18 April 2010.