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UKIP Withdraws From Unionist Forum

THE UK Independence Party (UKIP) in Northern Ireland has confirmed its withdrawal from the Unionist Forum. The announcement was made by UKIP’s Northern Ireland leader David McNarry MLA and has been warmly received by UKIP members provincewide. Welcoming the announcement, UKIP’s Northern Ireland chairman, Cllr. Henry Reilly said: “The Unionist Forum promised much,…

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Stop Playing Politics With Castlewellan Forest Park Says UKIP

Mr UK Independence Party (UKIP) representative Alan Lewis has called on the SDLP and Sinn Fein to “stop playing politics” with the future of Castlewellan Forest Park. Alan said “Recently we’ve heard SDLP representatives questioning Forest Service commitment to Castlewellan Forest Park. In particular, they appear concerned that whilst Forest Service…

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UKIP Representative Calls For Better Road Salting Arrangements

UKIP Representative Alan Lewis has welcomed DRD Ministers Danny Kennedy’s recent confirmation of a review into the Roads Service decision-making process around the salting of roads. He said: “On Monday 13 January the PSNI reported they had attended 42 RTC’s across Northern Ireland between 6-9am. Roads Service indicated when they became aware of the…

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Lewis Concerned at Number GP Appointments Missed

DOWN District UKIP representitive Alan Lewis is concerned over the high number of missed appointments in GP surgeries. He said: “Missed local surgery appointments where as high as 37 a week in one local practice and added “I understand that people sometimes have a sick child or relative and want…

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