Alliance Carrick Castle candidate Lauren Gray has said this week's by-election is an opportunity for the people of the area to have their say on the type of politics they want.
Lauren said the positive leadership shown by Alliance was reflected in the support she had received from locals throughout the by-election campaign.
"Throughout this entire period, I have spoken to residents and know the issues which matter to me are the same issues which matter to them as well. From increasing the economic investment in Carrickfergus to helping regenerate the town centre by supporting local businesses, creating a café culture and ensuring the Castle is better connected to the town.
"Carrick is a family town. If elected as Councillor, I want to do everything in my power to support everyone in our community by providing a crèche at the Amphitheatre, creating a dementia friendly town and having better provisions for young people.
"I grew up in Carrick and love living here. Now I'm raising my family in the town and I want to help make it somewhere my daughter can be proud to come from too. I love Carrick's community feel and its heritage but we're being held back rather than fulfilling our potential. I want to change all that. Anyone who wants the same thing, I encourage them to vote Alliance on October 18."