Stephen Farry commented, “I am delighted to have been reselected by my Association. Alliance has built up major credibility in the Assembly and we have a powerful platform with the appointment of David Ford as Justice Minister and Naomi Long elected to Westminster. I feel I have significant contributions to make to the ongoing economic financial debate as well as the creation of a shared future.
“I am delighted that Anne Wilson has been selected as my running mate. I have known Anne for almost 20 years and she has been a very close and hard-working colleague on North Down Borough Council.
Anne Wilson added, “I am delighted and honoured to be selected as Stephen Farry’s running mate for the upcoming Assembly election. Stephen has made a huge impact on the Assembly in his three years there and has been an extremely hard-working MLA.
“Having spent 15 successful years as a North Down Councillor, I feel that I am ready to take on a new challenge and step up to the Assembly.
“I really feel that I can win the second seat for Alliance. I have a strong record of service within the local community and am respected for being a hard-working Councillor.
“I am well known for being passionate about the local environment and renewable energy having amongst other things, proposed the building of the wind-turbine in the Balloo Industrial Estate in Bangor. I would especially relish the chance to continue pushing environmental issues higher up the Assembly agenda in order to create a greener and more sustainable Northern Ireland. This can best be achieved by an even stronger Alliance team in the Assembly.”
“Alliance can make significant gains in this election and winning two seats in North Down is one of them. More Alliance MLAs will help push forward the shared future agenda and progressive, non-sectarian politics.”