Alliance North Down representatives welcome conferment of city status on Bangor

Alliance North Down representatives have welcomed the conferment of city status on Bangor, due to be formally bestowed at an official ceremony taking place today (Friday 2 December), and have spoken of their pride in all the city has achieved in obtaining this recognition.

Stephen Farry Andrew Muir Connie Egan North Down Bangor

Bangor was one of eight towns elevated to a city in May after a competition to mark the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Stephen Farry MP said: “I am delighted to see the formal conferment of city status on Bangor. This is a special and select honour for Bangor, and it will forever be especially poignant coming in the year of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

“Although it has faced challenges, Bangor’s best days are ahead of it and today is an important occasion to recognise the immense talents, opportunities, and heritage that Bangor holds. Bangor has an extensive and diverse history, a vibrant present alongside an exciting future. City status will only help Bangor to capitalise on its full and future potential.”

Connie Egan MLA, added: “I’m extremely proud to call it home. As a major events centre in terms of heritage, sport, music, and the arts, Bangor has played a crucial role in the life of our area. City status is a well-deserved recognition of the value of Bangor to North Down, and beyond.”

Andrew Muir MLA commented: "I was born, raised and live in Bangor, so today is a special day for me personally. I'm very proud to be a Bangorian. The city is a fantastic place to live, work and invest, and I am glad to see this well-deserved title awarded. The official conferment of city status puts Bangor firmly on the map, and recognises all our past, present and future achievements.

“I look forward to seeing further investment, development and regeneration of our city centre as we build on this exciting opportunity to see Bangor flourish."