The Alliance Party has unveiled its 18 Assembly candidates today at
Belfast Castle. Alliance candidate for Fermanagh & South Tyrone,
Allan Leonard, said that Alliance is the only alternative to tribal
politics and that a vote for Alliance will deliver a strong voice for
Leonard said: “Local people are telling us on the doorsteps that they
want an alternative to tribal politics. Alliance is that real
alternative. Alliance candidates to the Assembly provide an excellent
representation of today’s Northern Ireland and a good balance regarding
age, gender and background.
“People want a strong voice in the Assembly that will represent
everyone and ensure that the needs of everyone are put ahead of tribal
“Alliance won the only election that has been held since St Andrews,
which was the Skerries by-election in Coleraine. This victory sent out
a strong message that people are moving away from tribal politics.
“For devolution to work, power must be genuinely shared, not carved up. Only Alliance can prevent a sectarian carve-up.
“Alliance candidates from across Northern Ireland will deliver the
best services to local people and ensure a shared future for everyone
in the region.
“People want the Assembly restored in order to deal with bread and
butter issues that affect their daily lives like education, health and
“We have identified the one billion pound cost of segregation, and
plan to end segregation and invest this saved cash in quality services
“A strong Alliance team in the Assembly will mean stable and
effective power-sharing. Its no good just wanting change; people need
to go out and vote for the real alternative.”