Emma takes up new staff post with DUP

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North Antrim DUP Assemblyman David McIlveen has welcomed a new member to his staff team.

Born and raised in North Antrim, Emma McIlveen is a former pupil of Kells and Connor Primary School and Ballymena Academy.

In 2012, she graduated top of her class from Queen’s University, Belfast with a First Class Honours degree in Law and Politics. Subsequently, Emma was awarded a Kennedy Scholarship to enable her to study at Harvard University.

Since her return to Northern Ireland, Emma has taken an active interest in the DUP.

Indeed, she recently helped to establish the North Antrim Young Democrats, an initiative which encourages young people to get involved in the party. To date, this has been extremely successful.

During her time with David, Emma is keen to assist community groups with funding applications and offer support to young people across North Antrim.

If you would like any assistance from Emma, please contact the Ballymena DUP Advice Centre on 028 2564 1421.

Meanwhile, David McIlveen has branded the decision by the Culture MInister to put the ‘Musical Instruments for Bands’ Scheme on hold as ‘completely unacceptable’.

He stated: “Bands are an extremely effective way to engage young men from protestant communities and we need to ensure that they continued to be supported.”

To this end, he has challenged the Minister in the NI Assembly.