UUP commits to maintaining links with Gibraltar

UUP party leader Mike Nesbitt (centre) pictured with UUP leader on Mid and East Antrim Council Cllr Stephen Nicholl and Gibraltar Government representative Albert Poggio during his recent visit to the borough.
UUP party leader Mike Nesbitt (centre) pictured with UUP leader on Mid and East Antrim Council Cllr Stephen Nicholl and Gibraltar Government representative Albert Poggio during his recent visit to the borough.

The UUP group on Mid & East Antrim Council are committed to maintaining and promoting historic links with Gibraltar.

Speaking after a meeting with Ballymena-born Gibraltar representative Albert Poggio and UUP leader Mike Nesbitt, the party’s representative for Ballymena on the new ‘Super’ authority, Cllr Stephen Nicholl

confirmed that his party group will promote the continuation of the historic links between Ballymena and ‘The Rock’.

He said: “Albert was born in Ballymena after his family was evacuated here during the war and members of his extended family who settled in the town following their evacuation are known to many people. I was very pleased to advise Albert that the Ulster Unionist Party is committed to maintaining and indeed enhancing the relationship between Ballymena and Gibraltar in the new council set up.

“My party will be developing a number of proposals which will ensure that Mid & East Antrim Council takes advantage of the work of the three legacy councils in building links and enhances the economic return on existing strong relationships.”