Local Alliance councillor, Patrick Brown, is pleased to announce that he has been selected by local party members to stand as the candidate in South Down at the next Northern Ireland Assembly election in 2022.
Cllr Brown commented: “I am delighted to have been chosen by my party to stand for Alliance in the upcoming election. In 2017, Alliance were the runners up in South Down, losing out on a seat by around 500 votes: a frustratingly small margin. I believe that with the support of the local community, which reflects the party’s continued growth across Northern Ireland, we can make up the difference, closing the gap to elect South Down’s first ever progressive and cross-community MLA.”
Cllr Brown continued: “The election in May 2022 has the opportunity to be a game-changer for both the Alliance Party and Northern Irish politics. This is our chance to break the divisive Stormont system that’s held us all back for too long and establish a genuine third force in our Assembly that listens to what people actually want – real change and action.”
“I am under no illusion that it will be easy, and whenever the election is called, I promise that I will personally be out on our community’s streets, knocking on every door I can to tell people about the Alliance message and the difference I believe I can make in South Down.”
Cllr Brown concluded: “We know that we have a fight ahead of us, and so welcome anyone who wishes to get involved in Alliance’s biggest ever election campaign. We have a variety of opportunities available from leafleting to hitting the phones. So, if you’d like to volunteer your time, please get in touch at Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you all on the campaign trail and thank you for your continued support.”