07/12/2021

Alliance Announces Number Of New Party Spokespeople

Alliance Leader Naomi Long has announced a number of new party spokespeople, covering a range of issues and helping the party deliver changes in society.

The new spokespeople, made up of Councillors and other party constituency representatives, will complement the existing Alliance team of MLAs, who also cover wider Executive Department portfolios and where revealed at a recent meeting of Party members.

Mrs Long said: "As we move towards the forthcoming Assembly election, Alliance has a wealth of new talent coming through its ranks.
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"Those energetic representatives are keen to supplement their work already ongoing on various topics by specialising in a range of matters. While not all issues are covered in this way, they give a good spread of the priorities important to many across Northern Ireland, especially as we seek to rebuild following COVID, including improving life for families, tackling the climate crisis and supporting those with mental health issues.

"As we move through the pandemic, we have the chance to change how things are done. Instead of the same old same old, we can improve our society and build back better. These Alliance spokespeople will bring ideas to help us do just that."

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