UKIP have revealed their full list of candidates for the Assembly elections.
The party will be running 13 candidates across Northern Ireland, and Northern Ireland leader David McNarry said it offers a “genuine alternative to the parties and the politics of old that has continually failed us”.
The full list of candidates is as follows: Cllr. Donna Anderson – North Antrim; Cllr. Noel Jordan – East Antrim; Cllr. David Jones – Upper Bann; Jonny Lavery – East Belfast; Bob Stoker – South Belfast; Stephen Crosby – Strangford; Robert Hill – South Antrim; Brian Higginson – Lagan Valley; Alan Day – Mid Ulster; Alan Love – Newry & Armagh; Steven Parkhill - East Londonderry; Ken Boyle – North Belfast; Bill Piper – North Down.
Mr McNarry said: “Northern Ireland voters will have the opportunity to vote for a strong team of UKIP candidates in May’s Assembly elections. They will have the opportunity to vote for a nationally relevant party, linking Northern Ireland more closely to the great issues of the day in the rest of the United Kingdom.
“UKIP is much more than a Party – UKIP is a cause – a very worthwhile cause, which I and many others believe in. It’s a cause for people and it’s a cause that many are responding to in good faith.
“I am very proud of the UKIP Candidates Team asking for a number 1 vote at these Assembly Elections. A better bunch of dedicated, hardworking and determined people you couldn’t ask for. Our team of candidates offer a politics based on the needs of the people. Your interests are the same as theirs.
“On May 5, the people of Northern Ireland will have a chance at REAL Change. UKIP is a genuine alternative to the parties and the politics of old that has continually failed us.
“I commend each and every candidate to you. I don’t expect any of them will let you down. That’s the UKIP way - believing in Northern Ireland, believing in only one Union- the United Kingdom, and standing up for ordinary people across this country.”