MPs elected tomorrow will decide our future relationship with Europe, says Long

The MPs elected in tomorrow’s election will decide our future relationship with Europe, Alliance Leader Naomi Long has said. Mrs Long, the party’s East Belfast candidate, said it was also a chance for voters to send a message they have had enough of the Stormont stand-off between the DUP and Sinn Féin, and urged people […]

Bradshaw says Alliance MPs would make good relations central to local decisions

Alliance South Belfast Westminster candidate Paula Bradshaw has said for too many years, important aspects of our society have been segregated with single religion schools and segregated housing areas. Ms Bradshaw said Alliance MPs would use their voice in Westminster to ensure a shared future and good relations are central to decisions taken about Northern […]

Ferguson condemns threatening graffiti

Alliance Foyle Westminster candidate Rachael Ferguson has condemned those behind threatening graffiti against prison officers which has appeared in Derry-Londonderry. The names of a number of prison officers were daubed on the wall of a community centre in Central Drive in the city alongside the threats. The graffiti is signed IRA. “This is a shocking […]

Alliance calls for positive political campaigning

Alliance Party leader on Belfast City Council, Michael Long, has put forward a motion for the meeting on Monday 2 December calling for positive political campaigning. Councillor Long said: “The election campaign to date has largely been positive, but there have been instances of direct and online abuse directed at candidates, election posters removed and […]

Election gives people power to demand better public services, says Donnelly

This election gives people the power to demand better public services, Alliance East Antrim Westminster candidate Danny Donnelly has said. Councillor Donnelly said political standstill at Stormont and austerity programmes from Westminster have meant many public services are not delivering, but added if elected to Westminster he would ensure that changed. “It’s been almost three […]

Election chance to take step towards stopping Brexit and ending paralysis at Stormont, says Long

The General Election is a chance to take a huge step towards stopping the Brexit chaos and send a strong message about political paralysis at Stormont, Alliance Leader Naomi Long has said. The East Belfast Westminster candidate was speaking as Alliance launched its General Election manifesto today (Monday). Key pledges include backing a People’s Vote […]

Eastwood says 50/50 gender split of candidates important step forward for equality

Alliance Lagan Valley General Election candidate Sorcha Eastwood has said confirmation General Election candidates from her party are split 50/50 on gender lines is an important step forward for equality in political life. Ms Eastwood was speaking as nominations closed for the December 12 poll. Alliance is running in all 18 constituencies, the only party […]

Farry the Remain choice for North Down, after selection for Westminster race

Stephen Farry will be the Alliance candidate for North Down in the General Election, the party has announced. The North Down MLA was selected by local party members and said he was looking forward to continuing the pro-Remain voice from the constituency in Westminster. “Alliance has always been quite clear – there is no such […]

Smaller parties’ withdrawal means straight Remain choice for South Belfast, says Bradshaw

Alliance South Belfast Westminster candidate Paula Bradshaw has said the withdrawal of smaller parties from the South Belfast constituency ahead of December’s election means a Remain MP is now certain to be elected – it is just a question of which one. The MLA stated: “Alliance has been clear throughout that while we welcome cooperation […]