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I have a few comments to make about the Bill, but I might as well declare that, despite having heard some heartfelt and passionate speeches on both sides of the argument, my instinct is to oppose it. In Northern Ireland, we have rules that exclude some candidates from political office. There are very few. As somebody mentioned, bankruptcy is one, as well as a serious criminal conviction, in...
I thank Mr Wells for his intervention. I have attended many commemorations down the years and have spent over 10 years supporting the Ballymurphy families, so I am well aware of the hurt that still exists, even 50 or more years on. However, I wonder at what point we will be able to move on from some of this and accept some situations that we do not find particularly acceptable but, for the...
Alliance MLA for Lagan Valley
Entered the Assembly on 9 March 2007 — election
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