An Annaghmore man has been selected to run for the TUV in next month’s local government elections.
Paul Coleman will be running in the Portadown ward where competition promises to be fierce.
Jim Allister, the TUV leader who will be contesting the European Elections on the same day said, “I’m delighted that Paul has been selected to stand for the TUV and look forward to canvassing Portadown with him.”
Mr Coleman lives in Annaghmore with his wife Wendy and four young boys, Levi, Jesse, Jacob and Nathan. He works as a self-employed joiner. He describes himself as “a committed Christian, who will take a stand for traditional family values”.
He is member of all three Loyal Orders and Dungannon Volunteer Flute Band, he said, “I have a great interest in our Protestant, British culture and if elected would be resisting republicans in their efforts to denigrate our proud heritage.”
Mr Coleman added, “A vote for TUV in this election sends a clear message that unionists will not tolerate any more concessions to republicans. In recent days terrorists have been given ‘get out of jail free’ cards, whilst our Britishness is being eroded. Indeed such events have clearly shown that under the DUP the republican concessions continue unabated.
“The TUV can, with the electorate’s help, stem the tide of concessions to republicans.”