Simpson selected by Alliance for Castlereagh by-election

The Alliance Party has selected Jonathan Simpson as their candidate in the forth-coming by-election the Castlereagh East constituency. The seat was vacated by the resignation of Iris Robinson from Castlereagh Borough Council.

Jonathan Simpson (23) currently works as a political assistant to Alliance Party Leader, David Ford MLA. He previously worked as a constituency assistant for Naomi Long MLA in the East Belfast Alliance Constituency Office and is also currently Secretary of Alliance Youth. A resident of Castlereagh, he attended Grosvenor before studying law at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Jonathan Simpson said: “I am extremely pleased to have been selected for Alliance to run in the forthcoming by-election in Castlereagh East.

“It is important that the public have the opportunity to have their say on recent events. People are understandably very disillusioned with politics at moment and I believe that every elected representative has a duty to do all they can to restore public faith in politics.

“People want to see delivery on key issues that affect their everyday lives like planning, provision of leisure facilities, creating a safer community and protecting the environment, instead of stale sectarian politics.

“In Castlereagh, only Alliance has consistently stood up for fairness, openness, transparency and accountability and if the people of Castlereagh give me their support, I will be joining a strong Alliance team focussed on delivering on local issues and guided by those values.

“This election is a real opportunity to shift the balance of power in Castlereagh and I hope that the people in Castlereagh East will help us deliver that change by electing me on May 6th.”


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