Traditional Unionist Voice pairing ready for hustings

The TUV's Jim McAllister and Timothy Gaston hand their nomination papers in at the Ballymena Electoral office to Rae Kirk watched by their election staff and helpers. INBT 15-832H
The TUV's Jim McAllister and Timothy Gaston hand their nomination papers in at the Ballymena Electoral office to Rae Kirk watched by their election staff and helpers. INBT 15-832H

TUV leader Jim Allister will be joined by Cllr Timothy Gaston, Deputy Mayor of Mid & East Antrim, as they strive to secure two seats in North Antrim in the Assembly election on May 5.

Mr. Allister, has been a vociferous critic of the Stormont administration and he believes his record as an MLA will be recognised by the electorate.

He said: “It has been a delight to serve the people of North Antrim in Stormont. I believe my record will stand scrutiny as I seek a renewal of my mandate. Indeed, because of the growth for support in North Antrim for TUV I am delighted to be joined on the ballot by Timothy Gaston. Timothy has proven himself as a very effective up and coming politician who will greatly enhance the TUV ticket. Together we can deliver even more at Stormont.”

Mr. Gaston, a Bannside councillor who topped the poll in 2014. said: “TUV is clear: we reject terrorists in government and the system of rigged devolution that keeps them there. Our vision is no special places for anyone, but devolution based on voluntary coalition and an effective opposition.”