I am standing in this election because I believe South Belfast needs an Alliance MP – someone who will stand up for diversity, for inclusion, and for progress. I was fortunate to be selected by the party last night and over the coming weeks I will work hard to make sure that you have a progressive and liberal voice in Parliament.
South Belfast is emblematic of the new Northern Ireland, we are diverse and cosmopolitan, socially mixed and environmentally aware. I believe that Alliance is the authentic voice of South Belfast and I am committed to representing everyone in this constituency.
This is not the first time I have asked for your trust in South Belfast, and I am humbled by the support I have received. Like every election, this is a choice about the future for you, your family and your community. If you elect me you will be electing someone with a track record of hard work for everyone in South Belfast.