The Party’s North Down Westminster candidate said the tragic incident supported calls for the need for better support and care for the elderly. He was speaking after 70-year-old Alan Hamilton was found in his home after concerns for his wellbeing lead to contact being made with the police and social services.
Mr Muir said: “This is an extremely sad circumstance and my thoughts are with the friends of Mr Hamilton and all who knew him.
“It is completely unacceptable that a respected member of the community should be left undiscovered after they have sadly passed away. If anything this proves the need for a better support and care system for the elderly.
“We are an aging population and this must be taken into account as resources are distributed going forward. But this is also a situation we can all take a hand in preventing and I would urge anyone with elderly neighbours to take time to check on them regularly, so that together we can prevent something like this happening again.”