26 February 2017
DUP MP Gregory Campbell has said the Ulster Unionist Party stand condemned by their own comments after one of their candidates admitted the UUP had delivered “very little” for Londonderry and the North West.
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
The UUP's Foyle candidate Julia Kee took part in an election programme on BBC Radio Foyle, the recording of the programme is still available for all to hear. She was asked to indicate over the last 10 years what can we look to in Derry/Londonderry, the North West and say that we’ve got the Ulster Unionists to thank for that? The Ulster Unionist candidate replied “well, probably very little.”
Mr Campbell said, “Most people understand that various political parties will try and indicate that they are better placed than rivals at election time, but this must be a first, a candidate who is trying to get elected admits one week before an election that her own Party has achieved "probably very little". It is difficult to imagine a greater indictment than this. If the candidate in a constituency openly concedes that their own Party has achieved "probably very little" for the last ten years why would people vote for them now?