11 October 2019
North Antrim MP Ian Paisley said,
Spokesman on Culture Media & Sport, Communities & Local Government and Energy & Climate Change.
"I welcome the announcement today by Jo Bamford that after weeks of hard work a deal has now been made on the Wrightbus sight and is concluding the final arrangements with the administrator to take over Wrightbus and get men and women back to work building busses in Ballymena. I am delighted that after asking Jo Bamford to consider Ballymena as a location for a significant business investment this has resulted in this deal.
The farm land that will be a legacy to William Wright’s industrial prowess is a fitting tribute to him and i know that Jo Bamford will work with the council on making sure that is used accordingly. To the workers of Ballymena I salute your fortitude and patience and hope you are never put through something like this again."