New office for Ulster Unionists

Ulster Unionist party leader, Robin Swann, centre, pictured with Councillors, MLAs and party members at the official opening of the Lurgan UUP advice centre at 48B High St on Friday. INLM37-200.
Ulster Unionist party leader, Robin Swann, centre, pictured with Councillors, MLAs and party members at the official opening of the Lurgan UUP advice centre at 48B High St on Friday. INLM37-200.

A new office has been opened by the Ulster Unionist Party in Lurgan by party leader Robin Swann.

The north Armagh town has had an Ulster Unionist office for almost 27 years until last year when MLA Sam Gardiner bowed out of politics.

The new office is at 48b High Street close to Love Coffee.

It will be open five days a week from 1pm to 5pm or by appointment.

Ulster Unionist Councillor Colin McCusker said new rules meant that MLA Doug Beattie could only open one office in Upper Bann.

As his office was in Portadown, the party said there was a need for Lurgan constituents to be represented locally.

“We have had a presence in Lurgan for the past 27 years,” said Cllr McCusker.

He added that local activists and volunteers have worked hard and ‘dug deep’ to raise the funding to open the new office in High Street.

“It was all funded by local subscriptions and will be manned by ourselves and volunteers in the community,” he said. “We will be dealing with all the usual issues local constituents want help with from housing, planning or other issues.

“We will be making ourselves available to our constituents so they can get the help they need,” said Cllr McCusker.

Contact details: Lurgan UUP Advice Centre, 48b High Street, Lurgan. BT66 8AU 028 3834 8592 Lurganuupadvicecentre@gmail.com