Councillor Russell Watton officially became a candidate for East Londonderry in the upcoming Assembly elections on Monday after handing in his nomination papers.
The popular Causeway Coast and Glens Councillor stated : “I realise this is on a totally different level from the Council arena, however I will show the same determination to fight for the rights of ordinary working people as I have done over the last two years.
There will be no empty promises, I will be about all of the estates as I am now on a daily basis, not just at election times. To those thousands of working class Unionists who have stopped or given up voting, I believe you now have a choice.
You can vote for someone who has stood by you through thick and thin, who has not taken a penny in expenses and who will fight the constant attacks on our cause and culture. It is time for change, it is time to put People before Politics and Country before Party.”