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Foster Addresses DUP Dinner In South Down
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DUP going from strength to strength in South Down.

DUP Leader Arlene Foster addressed an enthusiastic crowd at a dinner organised by the South Down DUP Association on Friday night at the Harbour Inn, Annalong.

The Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster (second left) pictured  with Richard McKee, South Down DUP Treasurer; Diane Forsythe, Branch Secretary;  and Cllr Glyn Hanna, Branch Chairman at the South Down DUP dinner held in the Harbour Inn, Annalong. 

Over one hundred people were in attendance including representatives from the local business community, Royal British Legion and more.

A presentation was made by the Cancer Fund for Children, on Daisy Lodge – a purpose-built therapeutic centre, in Newcastle Co. Down for families affected by cancer.

The Party Leader was treated to some local ‘Mourne-Factor’ talent provided by singers, Rayanne Sloss and Alex Annett from Kilkeel High School.

Diane Forsythe, Secretary of South Down DUP Association, said: “It was great to welcome Arlene to Annalong for her to see the enthusiasm and strength of support there is here for her and the party in South Down.

“Election after election we have seen people put their faith in the party at the ballot box. Between the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, the party increased its vote share by 8.1% in the constituency.

“A great evening was had by all, with there being many highlights from having Arlene present, to the showcasing of local talent by two fabulous singers and a young artist from Kilkeel High School.

“We were also pleased as an Association to thank Raymond Hanna, Secretary of South Down DUP Association for forty years, for his service and dedication to the party and wish him well in retirement.

“On behalf of the Association I am grateful to all those who supported the dinner and we look forward to building and growing on success, united behind Arlene Foster.”

DUP leader Arlene Foster presents outgoing South Down branch secretary with a painting of the Mournes.