TUV has announced that local electrical contractor, Allister Kyle, will be its candidate in the Causeway wards in the upcoming Council elections.
Mr Kyle is the first TUV candidate to be announced for Causeway Coast and Glens Council, with others to follow. The Causeway DEA in which he will stand includes Dervock, Bushmills, Portballintrae, Ballybogey, Portrush and Portstewart.
Allister Kyle a lifelong resident of the area lives in Ballybogey, having been raised on a farm in Craigahulliar.
He is well known as an active member in the Loyal Orders and through his business. He is widely involved in the community being District Secretary in the Orange, a Director of Coleraine Football Club and he attends Ballyrashane Presbyterian Church.
Speaking of his candidature Mr Kyle said he was honoured to be the TUV standard bearer in the area and looked forward to a successful campaign and becoming an active councillor for his native district.
“These are challenging times for Unionism because of the iniquitous Protocol, which semi-detaches us from the rest of the U.K. TUV has led from the front on this issue, having identified its threat to the Union from day one, even when others were proclaiming it as ‘sensible’ and building the Irish Sea border posts.
“Causeway Council itself needs radical rebuilding from its doldrums of huge debt, mismanagement and the notoriety of £1 land deals. With some experience in business I look forward to trying to right some of its past wrongs and bringing to the Causeway wards effective and reliable representation.”
Commenting TUV Leader and local MLA, Jim Allister said:
“Allister Kyle is exactly the type of dedicated and talented young man who brings hope to unionism and who will greatly enhance local representation on a Council whose reputation needs urgent improvement. I look forward to him being elected and becoming an integral part of the TUV team in North Antrim.”