Ford predicts council gains for Alliance

The Alliance Party candidate launch

The Alliance Party candidate launch

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More Alliance councillors will be elected next month than in the last council election in 2011, Alliance leader David Ford has predicted.

Mr Ford made the confident statement of the party’s expectations, despite the fact that there are 120 fewer positions available after the number of councils falls from 26 to 11.

Speaking in central Belfast at the launch of his party’s campaign, the Justice Minister said that he is “quite confident “that we will exceed the 43 councillors we currently have, because I believe that what we’re seeing on the streets is a significant increase in our vote”.


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