Your Candidate in Strangford is: Kellie Armstrong

Kellie Armstrong

Kellie Armstrong is your pro EU candidate for Strangford, standing to stop Brexit and to ensure you have a voice in Westminster.

 

Kellie Armstrong (nee McGrattan) is a lifelong resident of the Ards Peninsula. Educated in Ballynahinch and then working to deliver community transport solutions across the constituency. Kellie has been your public representative at both Council and Assembly.


Kellie is a liberal public representative, working for everyone across the constituency. As Chair of the Assembly All Party Group on Disability, Kellie is calling for better accessibility to services and for the Disability Strategy for NI to be developed. Kellie is also fighting for sign language to be mainstreamed in schools and supports the introduction of a sign language GCSE.

 

Kellie works with older people to ensure current services are able to meet their growing needs. As Deputy Chair of the NI Assembly Women’s Caucus Kellie helped to develop the Next Chapter programme.

 

Kellie is an advocate for Integrated Education and is developing legislation to protect and promote it.

Welfare

 

Kellie’s constituency services have returned hundreds of thousands of pounds to people on benefits. At appeal, Kellie has a high rate of success winning 95% of all cases she represents. Her work on PIP and Universal Credit has identified improvements to the system. Kellie has also fought for additional maternity benefits for parents of premature babies.

Disabled rights

 

Kellie Armstrong is a champion for people with disabilities and people with limited mobility. She is fighting for improvements to access to Educational Psychologists to ensure children get the right support early and quickly. Kellie continues to push for accessible transport solutions and has changed the Blue Badge system to ensure people with lifelong disabilities no longer have to renew as often. Kellie is working to ensure changing places toilets are included in planning requirements for all public buildings.

 

Environment

 

Kellie is a committed environmentalist and has contributed to Programme for Government actions. Kellie fully supports the quarry industry’s call for legislation to be brought into Northern Ireland to stop illegal and inappropriate quarrying. As an advocate for sustainable energy, Kellie fully supports the move away from fossil fuel vehicles and will be working in Westminster to invest in Green New Deal technologies for a cleaner, greener future.