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End 'politics of stagnation' - Andrews

The General Election should signal an end to the “politics of stagnation in Northern Ireland”, according to the Conservatives’ economy spokesman here, Johnny Andrews.

Cullen congratulates Villiers and Wallace on appointments

The chairman of the Conservative Party in Northern Ireland, Harry Cullen, has congratulated Theresa Villiers on her reappointment as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Ben Wallace on his appointment as NIO minister.

NI Tory chair hails historic win

The chairman of the Conservatives in Northern Ireland, Harry Cullen, has hailed “an historic win” for the party in the General Election.

Tory call to save Newtownards Courthouse

The Conservatives’ candidate for Strangford is supporting the campaign to save Newtownards Courthouse.  Johnny Andrews said that “access to justice is important for everyone in Strangford and we must save the courthouse from closure”.

Andrews pours scorn on DUP's Union claims

The Conservatives’ Westmister candidate for Strangford, Johnny Andrews, has poured scorn on the idea that a vote for the DUP can strengthen the Union. Mr Andrews made his comments after Peter Robinson issued a “rallying call”, which Johnny described as “just another DUP attempt to scare voters”.

Manton condemns South Belfast murder

e Conservative candidate for South Belfast, Ben Manton, condemned the murder of former IRA man, Gerard Davison, who was shot dead in the Markets area, this morning.

Howden job losses show parties 'asleep at the wheel'

The Conservatives’ candidate for East Belfast, Neil Wilson, has slammed the area’s politicians for “falling asleep at the wheel of this constituency’s economy”, after it was announced that the Howden UK factory at Queen’s Road will close, costing 100 jobs.

Conservative condemns Crawford Square blast

A bomb which exploded at Crawford Square in Londonderry represents “an attack on the whole community” and was “irresponsible in the extreme”, according to the Conservative Party’s Westminster candidate for Foyle, Hamish Badenoch.