The SDLP has selected Connor Duncan as its North Antrim candidate in the forthcoming Assembly Election.
Mr Duncan was chosen at a selection convention attended by SDLP members in Dunloy on Sunday. The meeting was addressed by SDLP Leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP and former Executive Minister Sean Farren.
Mr Duncan said: “I’m delighted to have been selected by the party to fight for the people of North Antrim. I have no doubt about the challenge ahead but with the support of SDLP members like Sean Farren and Alasdair McDonnell as well as local people in Ballymoney, Ballymena, Ballycastle and across North Antrim, I am confident that we can put a progressive voice back in the Assembly to deliver for our area.
“Politics at Stormont has stalled. People here know that, we’ve been acutely affected by a loss of jobs that has devastated families and communities across North Antrim.
“Our local health service facilities are under constant threat of closure. People here are waiting on the benefits of peace. It’s time to break that deadlock and deliver change. That means we need a change of representation, a change of political leadership at Stormont. I believe I can be part of that change.
“In the weeks ahead I’ll be knocking doors, talking to people and building on the work of the party across North Antrim. I look forward to bringing a positive message to hard pressed households across this constituency and with the support of good people who deserve better, we will deliver for North Antrim.”