Ulster Unionist Party candidate, Richard Holmes, has called on the people of East Londonderry to unite behind him for progress in East Londonderry, as polls open tomorrow.
Speaking on the eve of polling day he said:
“Tomorrow the people of the U.K. go to the polls to elect who represents them in Westminster. I am asking the people of East Londonderry to put their faith in me to be their Member of Parliament (MP), representing them on the benches of the House of Commons.
“Some parties in this election have focused their campaign on a simple message of ‘Them and Us’. I believe in treating the electorate, regardless of religion or cultural background, with respect. For me this at the heart of Britishness. I offer a viable alternative to the status quo. I offer the ONLY viable alternative in East Londonderry.
“East Londonderry has been branded as the ‘redundancy capital’ of Northern Ireland. As an experienced businessman I will work to reverse that trend, creating jobs and opportunities for all the people of East Londonderry. We have so much potential, yet others are content to focus on one issue. This offers little or no hope for our young people, who I want to offer a future, instead of having to board buses or trains to Belfast, day in, day out.
“I want to build a confident and prosperous Northern Ireland. A Northern Ireland that achieves its potential. I want to build a local health service that delivers for its people, protecting local GP Services and the Causeway Hospital, ensuring that the interests of the people of East Londonderry are served. I also want to deliver for working families with regard to good, stable jobs and good schools for their children, as they are our future.
“I am a local candidate, born and bred on a family farm in Garvagh, where I still live. I am a passionate advocate for the Union, a Union that is inclusive and prosperous, and one that serves its citizens ‘from the cradle to the grave’.
“I therefore ask the people of East Londonderry, to come out and vote for me, Richard Holmes.”