Ford comments on Paisley standing down as MP

Alliance Leader David Ford has commented on the news that Ian Paisley is not going to stand as an MP at the next general election.

David Ford said: “Ian Paisley has a very significant reputation as a representative of the people of North Antrim. Despite all the controversies of his early political life, he worked for individuals regardless of their background.

“The news that he intends to step down as MP for the constituency really does mark the end of an era. His successor will have a hard act to follow.”


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