Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “All Strangford MLAs should be doing all they can to strengthen our local tourism industry; however, some voted in Ards Council last year to sell off key coastal areas.
“This hypocritical behaviour is unacceptable. If they really wanted to help local the tourism industry to maximise their potential, they should have stopped the sale of public coastal land. This land will now become building sites for developers, instead of areas for tourists to park enjoy the beautiful scenery of Strangford.
“I led a strong campaign against the Ards selloff, which included car park land and a popular playpark. Local people will not forget who supported this disgraceful selloff.
“Our tourism industry should expect the full backing of all local elected representatives and its time that they all lived up to this basic expectation.”