UUP select Foyle candidate for election

Julia Kee.
Julia Kee.
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A Derry community worker has been unanimously endorsed by the Ulster Unionist Foyle Association as their candidate for the forthcoming General Election.

Speaking about her nomination today, Julia Kee said was “delighted to have been chosen as the Ulster Unionist candidate for the Foyle constituency”.

She added: “As someone who works within the community in Londonderry every day it would be an honour to be able to provide them with a strong voice at Westminster.

“If elected I would use my experience and track record of working for the benefit of the community to promote the interests of all the people of Foyle.

“I am passionate about the sustainability of the third sector, educational attainment and early intervention and those issues will be top of my agenda during this campaign and beyond.”

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Mike Nesbitt MLA meanwhile said: “With Willie Hay leaving elected politics for the House of Lords, new opportunities open up for unionist representation in Londonderry.

“Julia Kee is not only a fresh face, but a well-grounded candidate with her roots in the community.

“I am delighted Julia is standing on the 7th of May and am sure she has a long-term future representing the people of the Foyle constituency.”