Alliance nominate Aaron McIntyre as Westminster candidate

Pictured (l-r) are Brian Dornan (election agent), Cllr Aaron McIntyre (Alliance Lagan Valley candidate), Alison Gawith (Alliance Association Secretary) and new member Mark McCormick

Pictured (l-r) are Brian Dornan (election agent), Cllr Aaron McIntyre (Alliance Lagan Valley candidate), Alison Gawith (Alliance Association Secretary) and new member Mark McCormick

The Lagan Valley Alliance Association has selected Councillor Aaron McIntyre as its candidate for next month’s Westminster election.

Councillor McIntyre said: “It is a privilege to have been selected as the Alliance candidate in what will be one of the most important elections many of us will vote in for generations. The next government will have the vital task of ensuring the Brexit negotiations deliver the best possible deal for the entire UK. Given Northern Ireland’s unique position in relation to the Republic of Ireland, Alliance believes special arrangements need to be put in place to ensure we do not suffer disproportionately Post Brexit.

“As the Alliance candidate for Lagan Valley, I offer a strong pro-EU view on what is best for Northern Ireland. We benefit greatly from our membership of the EU and there is real fear many businesses and farmers will be badly affected following Brexit.

“On other issues, I strongly support equal marriage and changes to our outdated laws on abortion. I believe diversity is a strength and we should welcome people from other countries who choose to live and work in Northern Ireland.

“I have been a councillor serving the people of Lisburn since 2014 and if elected to Westminster will be a progressive advocate for all of Lagan Valley. I have the vision and ability to help Lagan Valley grow stronger.”