DUP Rowallene Councillors To Stand Again

As the previous Down Council Chairman, Councillor Dick was a avid attendee at meetings and had a great interest in supporting the work of local community groups. He believes that one of his achievements on the Council has been his push for greater sustainability on the Council and he was delighted that recently the rates were struck at zero. [caption id="attachment_21111" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="Down District Councillors Billy Walker and Willliam Dick will be running in the Rowallene area for the DUP in the local government election on 5th May."][/caption] Councillor Walker started his community work in Killyleagh where he lives. He¬†has also been selected to stand in the NI Assembly election as a DUP Strangford candidate, and he added, “I’d like to thank my party for selecting me to defend my seat on Down District Council. I have been a councillor since 2005 and have worked tirelessly 365 days a year for all of the people in my constitituency. My work record speaks for itself. “I serve the Strangford MP JIm Shannon at his advice centre in Ballynahinch and manage the satellite centre in Killyleagh. I have worked hard on the bread and butter issues and that’s what I’ll be fighting on in the election. You just have to look at the Council website to see I am one of the best attenders at all Council meetings. “The DUP is the only party that has kept its election promise as last year Jim Shannon opened up an advice centre in Ballynahinch. We provide easy advice access to all over the district. ‘The DUP hopes to increase its representation on Down District Council as we are running candidates in Newcastle, Ballynahinch and Downpatrick.” Councillor Walker ¬†explained that he has been heavily involved in housing project in recent months and helped steer the moving of the nursing home from the Downpatrick Road in Killyleagh to the site of former Ringdufferin Golf Club. “This will protect 50 jobs for the area and add on another 30. I have worked with the developer to these ends. “Also I have been involved with Connswater Housing in trying to get a couple of smaller social housing schemes to Killyleagh, and in Crossgar, I have been working with Trinity Housing again to create social housing for the village.” In 2001, Jim Foster failed to win his seat for the DUP in the local government election. Also, this year, Stanley Priestley will be running in the Newcastle area. The Downpatrick and Ballynahinch candidates have yet to be announced. Jim Wells MLA will not be seeking re-election as a Ballynahinch district councillor but will be running in the NI Assembly election.]]>