David Griffin said: “It is a privilege to be standing for Alliance in South Down. While other parties try to play political power games, in a bid to make themselves look tougher than their rivals, Alliance is the only party whose aims are as relevant today as they were when the party was formed.
“We believe in ending community divisions to safeguard peace and to use precious public money to its full potential. A billion pounds is wasted every year in maintaining a divided society. People are crying out for improved health services and public transport, and the easiest way to deliver these things is to start ending segregation to free-up cash wasted on duplicating services.”
Born in Tipperary, David is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin in Politics and History.
He was a teacher and taught at Beverley Boys, Surrey – Fivemiletown High School and Banbridge Academy. He taught A-Level History and Politics and retired as Vice-Principal of Banbridge Academy.
His interests include local history – He is Chairman of Loughbrickland History Group, policing issues – Vice-Chair Banbridge District Policing Partnership. He is also a keen sportsman and played and coached rugby, tennis and squash. He is a former member of Ulster Tennis Council, and was the first Chairman of Banbridge Squash Club. He has enjoyed Ireland’s successes at Croke Park and is a keen Tipperary hurling fan.