South Antrim UUP Westminster candidate, Danny Kinahan has dismissed as “fabrications” claims he will move from Northern Ireland if elected to the House of Commons next week.
In a statement, Mr Kinahan accused some rival campaigners of employing unacceptable tactics.
He said: “I’ve been advised by constituents while speaking to them on the doors that certain canvassers are telling people I intend to move away from Northern Ireland permanently if I am elected.
“Let me clarify now that I was born, have grown up in and love South Antrim - I will not be leaving this wonderful place.
“It is sad that such fabrications are seen as an acceptable tactic by some political activists - this is against everything I believe in and I can only say that if individuals need to resort to such lows then they must have little confidence in their own party.”