Three DUP candidates have been selected to run in the forthcoming election: Phillip Logan, Mervyn Storey and Paul Frew. Phillip Logan is a recent addition to the Northern Ireland Assembly after being elected in 2016, Mervyn Storey has served the North Antrim constituency since first elected in 2001 and Paul Frew was first elected in 2010.
Speaking after submitting his nomination papers Phillip Logan said, “I am delighted to be a candidate in the upcoming election. I am glad that I am running under the banner of the Democratic Unionist Party, a party who want a strong, safe and stable Northern Ireland where our young people have the opportunity and the resources to succeed, where our older people feel respected and valued and where business can be established, thrive and create jobs.
I have been working tirelessly for this area since I was elected 8 months ago and on the 2nd March I encourage you to vote for our DUP candidates in this area so we can continue to work hard for you on the ground and in Stormont.”
Mervyn Storey also commented, “I am pleased to run again for a seat in the Assembly. I have always been focussed on delivering a serviced tailored to the needs of my constituents. I am passionate about education and have helped secure investment for local schools. I have also campaigned for the retention of services at our local hospitals and the Roddens Residential Home.
Before Sinn Fein collapsed the Executive politics was starting to work – the Executive was working better than at any stage since the restoration of devolution and we were actually starting to get things done. On election day we would appreciate you once again placing your trust in the DUP – a party that actually wants to accomplish things and move Northern Ireland forward”
Paul Frew said “I am glad that I have the opportunity to run as a candidate in this election.
I have had the privilege of bringing into law new arrangements in the form of the Child Protection Disclosure Scheme (Sarah’s Law) as well as tougher sentencing for assaulting ambulance workers. I am currently managing a consultation on tougher sentencing for assaulting A&E staff which is something I would like to push further if re-elected.
This election is a distraction to the real work we do that affects people’s day-to-day lives. On the 2nd March please exercise your democratic right and vote for a party that genuinely wants to affect your life for the better.”