Wells selected as DUP candidate for South Down

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Monday, March 7th, 2016
DUP Leader Arlene Foster has confirmed that local MLA Jim Wells will be the Democratic Unionist Party’s candidate in South Down in the NI Assembly election in May.
DUP MLA Jim Wells

DUP MLA Jim Wells

Following his selection DUP leader Arlene Foster said, “I am delighted that Jim will be my candidate in South Down and will be the DUP’s standard bearer at this election. “Jim Wells has a proven track record of delivering for the people of South Down and is one of the Assembly’s most formidable performers,” she enthused. “He has also been a loyal servant to the DUP over many decades and continues to make an important contribution to the party. Over the past twelve months Jim has faced enormous difficulties and challenges and has come through them with great fortitude and resolution. “Jim and his family remain in our prayers as he continues to care for his wife and family.”
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TCH Feb 2016 advertFoster said Wells also faced ‘unfounded allegations’ in relation to comments made during the General Election campaign last year which she insists were presented in a ‘completely misleading way’. “We are delighted that over recent mouths Jim has cleared his name and has been publicly vindicated.” Foster added, “At this election a vote for Jim Wells is a vote for a strong DUP team to keep Northern Ireland Moving Forward and to elect me as First Minister.”
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