The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Democratic Unionist Party’s Antrim Branch took place on Monday night in Antrim.
The local branch is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year and plans are well underway to mark this important occasion in their history.
Trevor Clarke MLA took the chair to perform the election of officers which saw familiar faces such as Councillor Brian Graham re-installed as Chairman, Trevor Beatty re-installed as Secretary, Councillor John Smyth re-installed as Treasurer, with Alderman Sam Dunlop as his deputy.
The only changes saw Nigel Kells installed as the branch’s new Press Officer and Councillor Roy Thompson installed as the new Chaplain.
The branch would like to take this opportunity to thank the electorate for all their support over the last 40 years
At the beginning of February the branch will be coming together to select candidates to fight the first set of elections to the new Antrim and Newtownabbey ‘super’ council.
New branch press officer Nigel Kells said: “We have complete faith that the electorate will continue to reward the hard work our party do.
“The local DUP Team in Antrim were out on the doorsteps all through 2013 speaking to the people; we have been running out of hour surgeries throughout the community and opening nights in Trevor Clarke MLA and Dr. William McCrea MP’s offices, ensuring we provide the high quality service people have come to expect from the DUP.
“I firmly believe the service we deliver locally is second to none. The Democratic Unionist Party are the only party who represent the unionist community of Northern Ireland at council level, in the Assembly, at Westminster and in Europe and God willing we will continue to do so through the next set of elections and on into the future.”
The election on 22nd May will also see the DUP’s Diane Dodds MEP seek re-election to the European Parliament.