Alliance has officially launched its candidates for the forthcoming local government election, with Lagan River candidate Eóin Tennyson saying it is a chance for voters to demand better of their representatives and Council.
The party will be running seven candidates across Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, with Eóin saying the fact candidates came from all walks of life gave them vital experience.
“Faith in local politics has never been lower,” said Mr Tennyson.
Adding: “But Alliance knows better is possible. However, it is not inevitable – to achieve it, people need to vote for it.
“Councils remain the one tier of local government which is delivering for people. With Alliance representation on Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, we can make it deliver better.
“Across the 11 Council areas, Alliance candidates include health workers, youth workers, office workers, students, teachers, parents, carers, farmers, retired people, dentists, construction workers, solicitors, lecturers, volunteers, business people, community campaigners, an ex-RAF serviceman and many others.
“They are regular people, from a whole range of different backgrounds, who live and work in their community, who share the same hopes and fears for the future as their neighbours, and who not only understand but share the frustration and anger people feel with the state of politics right now.
“What makes all Alliance’s candidates special is not privileged backgrounds or powerful connections but their determination to believe better is possible, and to step up and do the work to deliver it.
“They are people who believe our community deserves better. If you share that view, then demand better by voting Alliance in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon on May 2.”
The candidates are:
Armagh – Jackie Coade
Banbridge – Brian Pope
Craigavon – Sean Hagan
Cusher – Gareth Hay
Lagan River – Eóin Tennyson
Lurgan – Peter Lavery