Alliance confirms election candidates


The Alliance Party has confirmed its candidates in the four Newtownabbey District Electoral Areas for the local government election on May 22.

Councillor Billy Webb has been selected to defend his seat in Macedon, while Councillor Tom Campbell and Councillor Lynn Frazer will be standing for re-election in the Threemilewater area (previously University).

All three councillors said that they are looking forward to the election campaign and are confident of re-election to the new council, which will oversee the merger of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councils.

Councillor Pat McCudden, who was first elected to the council in 1977, will be hoping to retain his seat in Ballyclare.

The party has again selected Alderman John Blair to stand in the Glengormley Urban DEA (previously Antrim Line). His running mate will be party worker Sam Nelson.