06 September 2019
DUP Leader Arlene Foster has congratulated new Strangford MLA Harry Harvey on his appointment to the Assembly. It follows the resignation of former MLA Simon Hamilton who stepped down from politics.
Mrs Foster said, “I want to congratulate Harry and welcome him to the DUP Assembly team. Harry has served the people of the Rowallane area as a Councillor since 2014 and I know he will continue to be a dedicated representative for all of the Strangford constituency as an Assembly Member.
Harry enters the Assembly at a time when our focus is on restoring devolution and ensuring that Assembly Members can get back to doing the full job we should be doing. The public have been punished for nearly three years through Sinn Fein’s boycott of devolution and we need to see decision making returned for Northern Ireland.”
Harry Harvey said, “I am honoured to have been selected to represent Strangford as an Assembly Member. Through my time in Local Government I know the importance of constituency representation, and I will dedicate myself to continuing that role. It is very frustrating however that the Assembly and Executive are not functioning at present. I will work with colleagues to do ensure a fair and balanced agreement can be reached which can be supported by everyone.”