Long says election a chance to send a message about desire for positive, progressive politics

Tomorrow’s local government election is a chance to send a message about the desire for positive, progressive politics, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said. Mrs Long said Thursday’s poll, while a local government election, was also an opportunity to show the DUP and Sinn Féin a desire for the return of power-sharing at the […]

Moore calls for extra Council funding for Strabane festivals

Alliance Sperrin candidate Scott Moore has called for extra Council funding for festivals in Strabane. Scott made the call after his Freedom of Information request to Derry City and Strabane District Council revealed Strabane received roughly £9 per head of the Council’s festivals and arts budget, compared to £14 per head in Derry-Londonderry. He said […]

Alliance launches candidates for local government election

Alliance has officially launched its candidates for the forthcoming local government election, with Party Leader Naomi Long MLA saying it is a chance for voters to demand better of their representatives. The party is hoping to run over 80 candidates, spanning every Council across Northern Ireland. Mrs Long said her party’s representatives came from all […]

Alliance selects Belfast candidates for local government election

Alliance has selected its Belfast candidates for the upcoming local Government election in May. Several sitting Councillors will be joined by new faces, all determined to increase Alliance’s presence on Belfast City Council. Current Alliance Group Leader on the Council, Councillor Michael Long said: “Alliance’s record on Belfast City Council is second to none. The […]

Alliance selects Ferguson as candidate for Derry City and Strabane District Council

Alliance has announced its latest candidate for Derry City and Strabane District Council. Rachael Ferguson will run for the party in the Faughan District Electoral Area in May’s local government election. Rachael, who is involved with a number of local community groups and is co-founder of an online support group for mothers, said she was […]

Alliance selects candidates for Derry and Strabane District Council

Alliance has selected its candidates for Derry and Strabane District Council for the forthcoming local Government elections. The party will stand a number of candidates across the area, with Philip McKinney standing in the Waterside district electoral area (DEA), John Doherty representing the party in Foyleside, Colm Cavanagh in the Moor electoral area and Danny […]

Alliance selects Glenn Finlay for Dunsilly

Local man Glenn Finlay is set to stand for Alliance in May’s local government election, after the party selected him to represent the Dunsilly area. Speaking after the decision was announced, Glenn said he was “delighted” to be taking the Alliance Party’s vision of a shared, inclusive society to the voters in the run up […]

Helena Young selected for Alliance

Well-known Alliance activist Helena Young has been selected to represent the party in the upcoming May local Government elections. A local woman, who has worked and raised her family in the area, Helena will working towards securing a seat in Newry – the place she calls home, with a focus on supporting mental health services […]

Boyle says town centre regeneration will be her priority if elected

The Alliance Party has selected former Councillor Yvonne Boyle to contest the Coleraine area in this May’s local government elections for Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. The former Deputy Mayor for the area says her focus will remain on increasing footfall for Coleraine town centre, helping to improve the local economy. She said: “In […]