27 November 2019
DUP Leader Arlene Foster MLA was speaking on the eve of the Party’s manifesto launch.
Mrs Foster said,
“We have a 12 Point Plan to get NI moving again. It’s a plan to deliver on the people’s priorities of health, education, jobs, childcare and protecting the vulnerable through having a working Assembly back and Ministers in place.
Tomorrow (Thursday) we will publish our manifesto. It is focused on delivery for the people of Northern Ireland. We used our influence in the last Parliament to deliver £1.5b extra for our hospitals, schools and roads. Only a strong DUP team returned to Westminster will be able to maximise Northern Ireland’s influence in the next Parliament.
Northern Ireland has not had a Ministerial led government for over 1,000 days. This isn’t acceptable. At this election, others will seek a mandate yet again, to do nothing. Nothing in the Assembly and nothing in Parliament. It is the DUP that is seeking a mandate to turn up, a mandate to work and a mandate to get Northern Ireland moving again.”