The local Alliance Party was delighted to welcome Party Leader Naomi Long to Coleraine as part of her European Parliament election campaign.
Naomi’s visit to Coleraine included two stops. First, she was greeted by a large crowd of local members in Coleraine town centre and discussed issues with passing Saturday shoppers. She then went to visit a second cousin locally who the Coleraine canvas team had met during the recent local council election campaign. Jennifer and Hugh Morrow were pleased to have Naomi call in for tea and catch up on family news!
Naomi also congratulated local Alliance Councillors Chris McCaw and Yvonne Boyle. Cllr McCaw secured a strong result in Causeway and was elected on the first count. Yvonne was delighted to recapture a seat for Alliance in Coleraine after previously serving as Deputy Major of the old Coleraine Council in 2013-14.
Speaking after Naomi’s visit, Cllr McCaw said, “We were honoured to have Naomi visit us today. Northern Ireland needs a progressive, pro-European, cross-community voice in the Brexit negotiations. Naomi is that voice and will fight for Northern Ireland’s interests in the next round of European discussions.
Cllr Boyle added, “Naomi’s visit here today shows that Alliance is a party with a presence throughout Northern Ireland. Our local Alliance branch is expanding quickly and it’s in a large part due to Naomi’s leadership.