Alliance Party Candidate James Holmes issued a personal statement to the voters of Mid Ulster today.
Mr Holmes stated: “This week, you will have the opportunity to go to the polls to vote for your representatives in the Assembly. Please vote. This Assembly will make decisions that will make a personal difference to you and your families and so your participation is important.
“I would urge you to consider carefully who you vote for. Alliance wants to build a united community, where everyone’s identity is respected, where people are treated equally and where violence has no place.
“This is not a hopeless dream. This process has already started with the Good Friday Agreement and continues with the countless acts of reconciliation seen every day.
“It does take some courage to join this and vote differently from last time but if you want to be the part of real change, a really new start, then please consider carefully and vote Alliance.”