I spent most of today meeting up with Alliance supporters in Newry City and across County Armagh. The weather was glorious and I was given an extremely warm welcome by all the people I met. Both old and young, they were all passionate about the Alliance Party and pleased that they will have the opportunity to vote for an Alliance Party candidate on 6 May 2010. I also met a fellow Liberal Democrat who was glad that he will be able to support another Lib Dem in his Constituency.
During my tour around the Constituency I was struck by the vibrancy of Newry and Armagh Cities and the fantastic countryside around the Orchard County. The people I met were very determined that Newry and Armagh needs a full time MP who will work at Westminister to sustain the economic recovery and drive forward the battle to create a Shared Future. I intend to allow people to vote for this vision, providing a positive alternative to the politics of the past.
As a result of my visit I also managed to pick up some great apples picked close to Loughgall. I am looking forward to using these Apples to make a sweet and delicious Apple Pie which I can share with others as a great example of the many fantastic things County Armagh offers.
9 April 2010