13 November 2019
DUP Leader Arlene Foster has attended the nomination of Tom Elliott as candidate for Fermanagh & South Tyrone in the General Election.
Speaking in Omagh Mrs Foster said,
“Only MPs who turn up and take their seats will have any influence in the next Parliament. Sinn Fein want a mandate to do nothing in Westminster or Stormont and would take Northern Ireland in the wrong direction.
I want to see unionists working together. Voters are telling us that they want to see their representatives working together to get things done. That is why, in the interests of co-operation, we are backing Tom Elliott.
Fermanagh & South Tyrone has not been represented in the House of Commons since the 2017 election.
In this election every vote will matter. A strong united DUP team elected by the people were able to deliver £1.5b for hospitals, schools, roads and broadband in Northern Ireland. It is vital Northern Ireland continues to have strong voices who will go to Westminster to argue the case for Northern Ireland.”