Alliance Candidates for the constituencies for East Londonderry and North Antrim, Yvonne Boyle and Stephen McFarland, believe a joint vision across the North Coast can deliver the key areas of investment need in the next Assembly.
On the eve of polling day, they said:
“On the 5th May, Alliance will be standing up for the North Coast to begin to move it forward, faster! We need to address our long standing regional imbalances developing centres of economic success in Ballymena, Limavady and Coleraine Addressing our lack of inter-connectivity by upgrading key transport corridors of the A2 and A6, and supporting growth in bus and rail by delivering greater frequency and increasing capacity. Ensuring a fair deal for our farmers and driving developing industries such as tourism and technologies to reach their full potential.”
Former Deputy Mayor of Coleraine Yvonne Boyle stressed “Unlocking the potential of our beautiful North Coast will be a major engine for growth. I want to tackle to the long standing duplication and inefficiencies in our public spending, seeing money and resources reinvested back into our local health service, as well as skills and training opportunities for people of every age.”
North Antrim candidate Stephen McFarland added “Addressing our long standing regional imbalances by investing in our transport infrastructure an improving our inter-connectivity. Supporting our agriculture and food sector to expand beyond it traditional bases and delivery top quality produce. I will campaign for long term funding to celebrate our literary festivals, arts and culture which will enrich our lives and increase tourism. ”