Election 2022: Former Education Minister Peter Weir thanks all who voted for him and his 'team of whom i am immensely proud' after being eliminated in Strangford

Former Education Minister Peter Weir has issued heartfelt thanks to all who voted for him in a message on social media after being eliminated in Strangford.

By Gemma Murray
Saturday, 7th May 2022, 11:11 am

Mr Weir had been an MLA since 1998 when the Assembly was first created following the Good Friday Agreement.

The DUP previously held three seats in the constituency - but was always likely to struggle to hold them all. However Mr Weir was the casualty.

In a heartfelt post on his Facebook page, Peter Weir wrote: "Although i wasn’t successful today, I want to place on record my grateful thanks for all those who voted for me, and indeed all those who took part in the democratic process.

"I especially want to thank my team, of whom i am immensely proud.

"A more dedicated and better bunch i could not hope to meet, it has been a privilege to serve."

Peter Weir at an election count