Kennedy thanks Newry and Armagh voters for support

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Ulster Unionist Party Representative Danny Kennedy has expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the electorate for returning him to the Northern Ireland Assembly. kennedy4Kennedy said he was honoured and privileged at the support he received from voters and said he looked forward to continuing to represent the Newry & Armagh Constituency at Stormont during the next mandate. Kennedy thanked his election agent and election team for their hard work during the campaign and also his constituency staff for their dedicated work over the past 5 years in his Advices Centres. He also paid tribute to his Party Colleague and running mate, Councillor Sam Nicholson for the very positive joint campaign they had conducted. Mr Kennedy said he had no doubt that Sam would continue to offer a high quality level of representation to his constituents as a member of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. The UUP MLA expressed his personal thanks to everyone who had voted for him and Sam Nicholson, supported their campaign and offered encouragement during the election campaign. He also said he would endeavour to repay the faith placed in him by the electorate by striving to deliver on issues such as encouraging investment into the Constituency, placing an emphasis on maintaining and increasing employment in the area, improving infrastructure locally and delivering on issues of health and education.
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May 2016Kennedy said that the election campaign had been ‘significantly impacted’ on the issue of the position of the First Minister and ‘it was clear’ that that had influenced the choice voters made in Newry & Armagh and amounted to “project fear”. Concluding, he said he would seek to represent the entire community in the new mandate on a positive basis and he looked forward to working constructively with other representatives for the benefit of the area.
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