Ulster Unionist councillor John Scott has been reselected by his party as its candidate in the Macedon District Electoral Area for this year’s local government election.
A Newtownabbey UUP councillor for almost ten years, Mr Scott said he is “delighted” to have been selected to stand for re-election on May 22.
“There have been many improvements to the borough since the last elections, but a lot of work still needs to be done, especially in light of the new arrangements under RPA when the council areas of Newtownabbey and Antrim merge. More than ever, it will be important for local people to have a representative who knows his way around the complex protocols of enlarged local government,” he commented.
Mr Scott is a founder member of the Community Relations Forum and has been a community worker for many years. He has held the posts of mayor and deputy mayor in recent years.
Urging people to come out and vote on polling day, he added: “I don’t remember a time when using your vote thoughtfully and responsibly was more important. As we move toward the merged council it is vital that everyone in Macedon makes their voice heard.
“We have lived through some very tense times in Newtownabbey recently and this is the opportunity for wise heads to prevail.”