Blair concerned provisions not in place for local Electoral Office closure

Alliance South Antrim MLA John Blair has said he is “extremely concerned” about the immediate closure of the Newtownabbey Electoral Office, set to take effect from Monday, January 7th. The office, located on Portland Avenue, Glengormley, is the latest in a round of closures the Electoral Office NI has been making, it says due to […]

Farry says DUP not exonerated by Electoral Commission Brexit money decision

Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA has said the DUP have not been exonerated, after the Electoral Commission said it couldn’t investigate allegations against the party relating to Brexit ‘dark money’ due to legislation. BBC’s Spotlight programme made a series of allegations around a £425,000 donation to the DUP. It was also alleged Vote Leave […]

Long calls for Electoral Commission to investigate DUP Brexit allegations

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has called for the Electoral Commission to investigate after a probe into the DUP’s Brexit donation uncovered allegations of illegal activity and coordination of campaigns. The investigation by the BBC’s Spotlight programme alleged Richard Cook, the chair of DUP donors the Constitutional Research Council (CRC), shipped illegal tyre waste to […]

Dickson welcomes online voter registration news

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has welcomed news voters in Northern Ireland will soon be able to register to vote online. From June 18, people in Northern Ireland will be able to register to vote on the Electoral Office website. Prior to this, voters had to download a form and then post the application. “This is […]

Dickson welcomes Electoral Commission investigation of DUP event money

Alliance East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson has welcomed Electoral Commission confirmation it is investigating money paid by Mid and East Antrim Council to sponsor a table at a DUP constituency dinner. DUP MP Ian Paisley hosted the event at the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena last September, at which Environment Secretary Michael Gove was guest speaker. […]