Alliance selected a number of candidates to contest the upcoming local government election for Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

At the party’s selection meeting, held on Monday (27 February), local association members selected Alderman Yvonne Boyle to defend her Coleraine seat, while Peter McCully and Richard Stewart-Brown will run in the Causeway DEA. Meanwhile, local activists Joe Hutchinson will run in Bann, Amy Mairs will contest Limavady, Glenise Morgan in the Glens, and Lee Kane will run in the Ballymoney DEA.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

“It is an exciting time for Alliance in Causeway Coast and Glens,” said Alderman Boyle.

“At the last election, the party had two Councillors elected, while there was only a handful of votes preventing the first Alliance MLA in East Londonderry as well. The local association is expanding and I am delighted to see several of those talented young people put themselves forward to show people that when it comes to local politics, Alliance works.

“I also wish to pay tribute to the public service Councillor Chris McCaw has given the ratepayers of Causeway Coast and Glens since becoming a Councillor in 2018. He made history by becoming the first openly LGBT member of the Council, and worked hard to ensure the local area was a more diverse and equal place for all.”

Councillor McCaw said it had been an honour to have been a Causeway Councillor, after he announced he would not be seeking re-election due to health reasons.

“I have loved every minute of representing people on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council,” he said.

“It is with deep regret that due to health reasons I am not able to defend the seat this May, but the party has my full support and I look forward to continuing to help out the local association in a different capacity.

“I am confident that if the people of Causeway Coast and Glens give their votes to Peter McCully and Richard Stewart-Brown, as well as other Alliance candidates standing across the borough, they will continue to provide that representation and provide strong leadership across the entire area.”