Local News

Finance Minister all talk and no action

A representative of the Northern Ireland Conservatives in North Down, Julian Robertson, has criticised Finance Minister Sammy Wilson for his impotent response to high rates of sickness leave in the civil service.

NI Conservatives congratulate election winners

Irwin Armstrong, chairman of the Conservative party in Northern Ireland, congratulated the successful candidates in the recent Assembly and Council elections, but noted that the real winner Is ‘none of the above’.

North Down Conservative Chairman looks to future

The Conservative chairman in North Down, Paul Leeman, thanked voters for their support in the local government election and expressed optimism about the party’s future in the area.

Owen Paterson Condemns Murder of PSNI Officer

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Paterson has condemned yesterday’s murder of Constable Ronan Kerr as “...an evil act carried out by enemies of the whole community”. Mr Paterson said: “First and foremost my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the young PSNI officer who was murdered today.

Conservatives here to stay

The Conservative leadership made a firm commitment to Northern Ireland at a dinner in Bangor and have pledged that they are here to stay.

Congratulations to David Cameron

Responding to David Cameron becoming Prime Minister, Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party Sir Reg Empey has given his support to the new government.