UDA victim’s brother, 22, wins seat in Newtownabbey

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A young man whose brother was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries has won a seat the new Antrim and Newtownabbey council.

Today Phillip Brett an assistant to DUP MP Nigel Dodds, but early in life he lost his brother Gavin to UDA gunmen in an attack in his native Glengormley – where, as of the weekend, he now holds a seat as an elected councillor.

Unionists celebrate the election of DUP man Phillip Brett, 22, as pro-UK politicians consolidated their grip on Antrim and Newtownabbey
Taken by Adam Kula, 24-05-14
Unionists celebrate the election of DUP man Phillip Brett, 22, as pro-UK politicians consolidated their grip on Antrim and Newtownabbey Taken by Adam Kula, 24-05-14

Mr Brett, 22, spoke to the News Letter about what motivated him into politics.

 

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