Alliance selects Belfast local government candidates

The Alliance Party has formally selected its Belfast candidates to contest the upcoming local government elections, set to take place on May 22.

A number of experienced Councillors will be joined by a host of new faces as Alliance candidates aim to secure as many seats as possible in the new Belfast super Council.

Party Leader David Ford said: “This year voters have the power to change Northern Ireland’s politics – a real opportunity to show that they want politics to move on from the divisions of the past. A vote for Alliance is a vote for real change; it’s a vote for politicians who are determined to create a new shared society based on mutual respect, free from sectarianism and inclusive to all.

“Alliance believes change is possible. Our elected representatives and activists are delivering local change across Northern Ireland, tackling the key issues that matter to local people – supporting local businesses, creating shared spaces, promoting cleaner streets and ensuring Councils are open and transparent.”

“After a year of negative headlines, damaging protests and political stalemate, there’s never been a more crucial time to vote Alliance, sending a clear message that the people of Northern Ireland are ready for change.”

Selected candidates:


  • Mervyn Jones

  • Laura McNamee

  • Ross McMullan

  • Andrew Webb


  • Paula Bradshaw

  • Jamie Doyle


  • David Armitage

  • Maire Hendron


  • Carole Howard

  • Michael Long


  • Nuala McAllister


  • Emmet McDonough-Brown
  • Duncan Morrow
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