Conservative Party in Northern Ireland Announce Candidates

The Conservative Party in Northern Ireland are delighted to confirm the following candidates standing in the forthcoming General Election. Gary Hynds (Lagan Valley), Matthew Robinson (North Down), Grant Abraham (Strangford) and Aaron Rankin (East Antrim)

Our Chairman, Neil Johnson has commended Conservative candidates for offering Northern Ireland an alternative to the embittered politics of Stormont, however noted that “this is not an election that that the Conservative Party wanted to hold – and it is regrettable that the other parties at Westminster made the previous Parliament unworkable. For the Northern Ireland Conservatives, we have recently been focusing on increasing our membership, which has risen by 30% since March, with our eyes on the next local elections. But a General Election became inevitable the moment that Parliament paralysed itself by defying the will of the people and the 2016 referendum. So, we will be fighting this election on the principles of getting Brexit done, offering an alternative to the stagnated politics of Northern Ireland and with a determination to deliver the benefits of Conservative representation that the rest of the United Kingdom experience. We are the only party in Northern Ireland with a plan for the way forward – with other parties preferring delay or blocking Brexit altogether. But Northern Ireland needs stability, with further uncertainty unthinkable for business and society alike. This is the reason the Conservative Party is standing candidates in Northern Ireland and asking for your vote. A vote for hope, aspiration and prosperity.”