15 May 2019
East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has tabled a motion at Westminster celebrating events taking place across Northern Ireland and the employment and economic boost which they should help to bring.
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
Commenting, the DUP MP said, “My own Constituency of East Londonderry will be a particular focus for the Summer of Sport in Northern Ireland. The 90th annual North West 200 races are taking place around the triangle circuit this week and the Open Championship at Royal Portrush will be a particular highlight.
It is not just these events, but others right across the Province which put together a fantastic showcase for Northern Ireland over the summer months. They provide not just a direct economic boost, particularly for our tourism and hospitality industry, but raising our profile as a destination can have a wider economic spin-off. I have raised this issue with Invest NI as the body responsible for inward investment to make the most of this outstanding opportunity. It is vital that we continue to capitalise on this and put Northern Ireland on the world stage.”