Aontú Selects Alixandra Halliday As A Candidate for the Assembly Elections in Mid Ulster
The political party Aontú has selected Alixandra Halliday from Eglinton as a candidate in the upcoming Assembly Elections. Ms Halliday, originally from Eglinton, attended St Mary's High School in Limavady, before going on to study a Bachelor of Arts in Photography. She has three young children and has spent the past five years working to support her husband's business which has been majorly affected by Brexit.
Speaking after her selection, Ms Halliday, said:
"The people of the north are suffering financially, in terms of the cost of fuel, the costs of electricity and the costs of food. Ever increasing rates of inflation are deeply troubling. The level of frustration among the electorate with the messing we see going on in Stormont is tangible on the door steps around the Mid Ulster area. I decided to put my name forward for the election on the back of these frustrations I have, and the reason I joined Aontú is because of their pro- Human Rights stance. I'm passionate about migrants' rights and in 2017 travelled to Greece to help homeless refugees who were fleeing Syria. I'm also a pro-life campaigner, and was disgusted to see that MLAs from Sinn Féin and the SDLP recently voted in support of abortion up to birth for babies with Downs Syndrome in the Assembly. I believe that every human being has value, and should be afforded human rights".
Peadar Tóibín TD, Leader of Aontú, said:
"Stormont is broken. Stormont is not working for the people. There are 44,000 people currently on housing waiting lists in the north. There are more than a quarter of a million people who have been waiting on hospital waiting lists for over a year and there are a quarter of a million people suffering poverty across the six counties right now".
"The main political parties are too caught up in fighting with one another that nothing is getting done on the ground. I know that Alixandra Halliday will make a fantastic candidate and MLA for the Mid Ulster region. Her track record on helping other people, and in terms of human rights activism speaks for itself. The people of Mid Ulster are hungry for real change, for a politician who will put the needs of the people on the ground at the priority of their agenda, and I know that if elected, this is what Alixandra Halliday will do", concluded Deputy Tóibín.