UUP councillor: I would like to thank Steve Aiken for his leadership of our party
A letter from Councillor Alan Lewis:
Steve Aiken had the courage to step forward, taking on the immense challenge of leadership.
He steered our party, the Ulster Unionist Party, through the difficult re-establishment of the Northern Ireland Executive, the foresight to reject the Stormont House Agreement, the courage to take up a ministerial role by nominating Robin Swann, to then face the difficulties of a global pandemic and the restraints which that had on grassroots engagement and his ability to pro-actively grow and encourage membership across the party.
I would like to thank Steve for his leadership, determination and commitment to the party since his appointment in November 2019.
I wish him and his family all the best for the future.
Northern Ireland politics particularly leadership is not easy.
Steve will continue to be a strong advocate delivering for the people of South Antrim, his tenure as leader will not be forgotten.
I thank him for his service and dedication to our party.
Alan Lewis, Ulster Unionist Party councillor, South Down
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