Selected at a special meeting in North Belfast this month, Jason – a former Students’ Union President at Queen’s University – said Alliance was the only party that could offer a diverse alternative to the old tried and tested sectarian politics of the past.
Jason said: “I’m delighted to have been chosen by the party to contest the seat in North Belfast. I am proud to have grown up in the area and I will use this opportunity to encourage people who wouldn’t usually vote Alliance to get involved in my campaign to build a safe, prosperous and united North Belfast.
“As an Alliance candidate I will offer a positive and progressive alternative to the status quo of backward tribal politics and political gridlock. Alliance offers a clear, achievable vision for an integrated and inclusive future and I am looking forward to taking this message to the voters of North Belfast.
“Over the next few months I’ll be outlining exactly what I plan to deliver as MP for North Belfast, with a focus on job creation, improving wages and living standards, and building a shared society. If elected I will provide a strong voice for local people at Westminster. In particular I want to ensure that future budgets focus on economic development whilst safeguarding the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.”