AMH Hustings 2019

The next Local Government Elections will be held on Thursday, 2 May 2019, Councillors will be elected for each of the eleven council areas in NI.

  • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Ards and North Down Borough Council
  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
  • Belfast City Council
  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
  • Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
  • Mid Ulster District Council
  • Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

Councillors are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the local community about:

  • Local Services – such as waste collections, cemeteries, sports, leisure services and recreational facilities, parks, open spaces and playgrounds, arts, heritage and cultural facilities, registration of births, deaths and marriages
  • Planning
  • Off-street parking
  • Local economic development
  • Local tourism
  • Heritage

Councillors are also appointed to represent their councils or elected members in general, on a number of public bodies.

We held a Hustings in AMH New Horizons Newry recently, where clients has the chance to ask candidates who are standing for election  lots of questions on a range of subjects.

Emma Cairns (Green Party), Roisin Mulgrew (Sinn Fein), David Babington (AMH) and Gary Stokes SDLP are grilled by our Newry clients ahead of the Local Government Elections on a whole range of topics. The UUP representative sent his apologies as he was attending the birth of his child – so we forgave him for that!!

The next event will take place in our Foyle service – details of how to get involved below!

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