Good economic news due to us not Stormont say Conservatives

Local parties talk, the Conservatives act.  Economy Spokesman, Johnny Andrews cites NI benefitting from the UK recovery in general and whilst welcoming the latest fall in unemployment in NI, claims it has happened despite the Northern Ireland Executive not because of it.  

Time for talks not protests

NI Conservatives' Spokesman, Mark Brotherston commends the Secretary of State for meeting with the "combined Unionist leadership" and refutes UUP suggestion to condemn it whilst arguing that Politics not protests needs to work. 

DUP and UUP 'pan-loyalist front' un-British

The leaders of the DUP and the UUP are “undermining the pro-Union cause”, by creating a “pan-loyalist front” with organisations with links to paramilitaries, according to NI Conservatives’ spokesman, Mark Brotherston.

Another £80 million to be wasted by Executive

It will be “thoroughly shameful” if Stormont hands £80 million back to the Treasury which the Conservative led government has provided for infrastructure projects, according to NI Conservatives’ economy spokesman, Johnny Andrews.

Leaders must back the rule of law - Brotherston

NI Conservatives’ spokesman, Mark Brotherston, has urged political leaders to give “unequivocal backing to the rule of law”, after the Parades Commission issued its determination on a controversial Orange Order march, which has been refused permission to walk along part of the Crumlin Road.

Cullen new chair, as NI Conservatives hold AGM

Harry Cullen, a businessman from Portstewart, is the new chairman of the NI Conservatives, after the party held its Annual General Meeting at the CIYMS in east Belfast, last night.  Harry was elected unopposed and he succeeds Irwin Armstrong, who is stepping aside from day to day involvement in politics.   

Welcome for new Chief Constable

NI Conservatives’ co-chair, Trevor Ringland, has extended his best wishes to the new Chief Constable of the PSNI, George Hamilton, who took up his new post today.

Baggot 'honest, hard-working cop' - Ringland

Matt Baggott, the outgoing Chief Constable of the Police Service in Northern Ireland, has been an “honest, hard-working cop, let down on many occasions by a lack of leadership from politicians”, according to NI Conservatives’ co-chair, Trevor Ringland.  Mt Baggott steps down from his post at the end of June.