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Blair expresses shock at death of Paul Hamill

Alliance South Antrim MLA John Blair has expressed his condolences after the passing of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor, Paul Hamill.

Mr Hamill, a former mayor of the borough, died aged 46 after contracting COVID-19

“The news Paul Hamill passed away is terribly sad and a great shock,” said Mr Blair.

“Paul so easily and naturally set aside political differences to work with everyone in Council and will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathy goes out to his family, friends and DUP colleagues.

“I knew first-hand his dedication to the community, and I will forever remember the great effort he made as Mayor when I had children from the Chernobyl region visiting host families in the borough. This is only one example of the good work he did.”