Traditional Unionist Voice have revealed that Jordan Armstrong will be their candidate for East Londonderry in the upcoming Assembly election. Jordon lives near Londonderry with his wife Deborah and two young children. Having seen service with the Royal Irish Regiment in Afghanistan he is now working as a supervisor in a local business.
Mr Armstrong said:
“It is an honour to be selected to stand as a candidate for the TUV in this election, one which is vital for the future of Northern Ireland.
“East Londonderry is a constituency that has tremendous untapped potential. There are exciting areas to attract tourists which need nurtured and the prospect of holding more sporting tournaments. East Londonderry is also a great place for businesses to set up; there is an innovative agricultural community and many more great exciting factors. If elected as a TUV MLA these are some of the areas I would be seeking to advance whilst working hard for my constituent’s to deliver vital services that will help improve their lives.
“It is also important to have a functional government. For too long Northern Ireland has been denied a stable Government. Instead we roll from one crisis to the next. This has practical ramifications for essential services like hospitals which have seen totally unacceptable rises in waiting list times.
“The collapsing of our political institutions has highlighted that the current setup is no longer viable and reforming Stormont is essential. Only TUV is advocating the radical change required to secure this.
“Going into government with Sinn Fein has led to political institutions which are dysfunctional and helped to legitimise the terrorist actions of the IRA by allowing terrorists to act as statesmen.
“This election you can change that by voting TUV, we will resist any such efforts, and you can be confident that we will not applaud IRA Commander McGuinness as a life saver as DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr recently did.
“This election gives the people a chance to have their say on those responsible for the Cash for Ash scandal. The public has seen firsthand the colossal abuse of taxpayers’ money and the attempts to try and cover up any trace of responsibility; these actions are outrageous and show a tremendous amount of disrespect to the electorate.
“Such actions undermine the faith people put in our politicians. I would endeavour to restore this by fighting for a government that serves the needs of its people, not the political establishment, one where politicians are held to account. Put simply I want to drain the swamp.
“The people of East Londonderry deserve better, and if elected as a TUV MLA, it is my desire to see this constituency moving forward in a positive direction that creates a bright future, to bring about a functional government that delivers and to bring real change and prosperity to those who live in this area. It’s time to make things work!”
TUV leader Jim Allister added:
“I am delighted to be able to offer the people of East Londonderry the opportunity to vote for Jordan. He is a principled Unionist with a deep love for his Province and I am certain that he will provide the people of East Londonderry with first class representation.
“Are people happy with what they got after the last election? With Stormont so mired in scandal, I suspect not. If they want change they have to vote for it. The EU referendum and the US election showed that when ordinary people come out to vote they can defy the expectations of the establishment. This election presents the people of East Londonderry to produce a similar upset by returning Jordan to Stormont.”