Taking East Belfast Forward

Before we know it, May will be here and with it the Westminster election, an election that in East Belfast will be seen as a real social test as to whether the people of Northern Ireland are committed to progressing a truly shared future.

Voters are facing the choice of whether to continue to step forward for peace, social inclusion and prosperity, or to retreat along sectarian lines where political parties continue to represent only one section of the community.

Alliance has consistently been working hard for our constituents, proving we are the only choice in East Belfast dedicated to working for everyone there, as well as throughout Northern Ireland and at Westminster in my role as Member of Parliament.

I have the honour of being Alliance’s East Belfast candidate, allowing me to continue my journey of serving everyone in the constituency and giving me the opportunity to continue to carry on my work at Westminster, supporting and promoting the interests of East Belfast.

Although voters don’t have to make their choice until May, the hard work has steadily been going on, both in the background and under full public scrutiny, with members and non-members alike taking part in action days, surveying and leaflet drops among other events.

I have also been working hard, both in my role in Westminster, representing all the people of East Belfast on a number of issues, and also in the constituency itself, meeting residents and carrying out my duties to help them on a wide-ranging number of issues.

We undoubtedly face challenges, tests that can only be overcome if we work together as a united community, focusing on building for the future and creating stability.

While other parties have been publicly single-minded about wanting to 'take East Belfast back,' Alliance is focused on taking East Belfast and Northern Ireland forward. Alliance is the only party clearly dedicated to working for the whole community and I urge you to step forward and help in the campaign.

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  • “The late great Leader of the Alliance Party Doctor Oliver Napier, brought us where we are today and Naomi is carrying on his great work at Westminster and in her East Belfast Constituency. We need people like Naomi if Northern Ireland is to move forward and away from the troubles I and many people grew up with. Just a Quote to finish off.
    “Today’s peace is their peace. Dropping slow or not, to borrow Yeats’ line, it came. And it came because of people like Oliver Napier and Today Naomi Long”.
  • We need to be able to raise peoples “awareness” otherwise we will be stuck with tribal one community based politics for ever and continually get poorer and poorer. So many so called loyalist people still seem more concerned with twaddell camp and other so called indenity issues than the ecomomy and jobs and benefit levels which are among the very lowest in europe even southern europe. Britain has been continually condemed by the council of europe for having benefit levels so low (about half the recommened level) it is surely nonsence for unemployed people and low paid people to support parties like dup who would certainly do a deal to keep the tories in power if it suited them. we need more progreesive people like niomi.
  • Francis Hutcheson, the moral philosopher who was revered by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and who taught Adam Smith, said “That action is best that procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.” Only Naomi and the Alliance Party are striving for this, for everyone, in East Belfast
  • Young generation who think vote a waste of time Not so in Scotland Make a change by coming out with your friends and support the candidate in East Belfast who has achieved much and steps forward for Peace Harmony and Shared Future in NI Vote May 2015 Naomi Long