DUP confident in their ‘strategic split’

First Minister Arlene Foster accompanied local DUP candidates as they handed in their nomination papers for the forthcoming Assembly elections to Rae Kirk at Ballymena Area Electoral Office. L-R, Cllr Hubert Nicholl (Election Officer), Phillip Logan, Rae Kirk, Paul Frew, FM Foster, David McIlveen, Mervyn Storey. INBT 14-102JC
First Minister Arlene Foster accompanied local DUP candidates as they handed in their nomination papers for the forthcoming Assembly elections to Rae Kirk at Ballymena Area Electoral Office. L-R, Cllr Hubert Nicholl (Election Officer), Phillip Logan, Rae Kirk, Paul Frew, FM Foster, David McIlveen, Mervyn Storey. INBT 14-102JC

The DUP have expressed confidence that their vote management strategy will result in the election of their four assembly candidates in North Antrim.

Ballymena based Paul Frew stated: “We have worked hard for the people in North Antrim in the last five years. We have also worked hard on vote management and have strategically split North Antrim into four to ensure that all our candidates have the maximum chance of getting elected.

“However,It will be very close and that’s why we need everyone of our voters to come out and support us on May 5.”

Mr. Frew outlined the central themes of what he termed the ‘positive’ DUP campaign in North Antrim.

We want to see a strong, safe and stable Northern Ireland:- where every child has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background; where economic prosperity is achieved and shared across Northern Ireland; where business can grow and create more jobs; where we value people from every background; where a dependable health system looks after us when we need it; where everyone takes pride in our country; where we change the way we do politics; where paramilitaries are gone for good; where victims can see justice done; where no one is permitted to rewrite the past; where we play a full part in the United Kingdom; where we make unionism stronger by bringing us together.