Long the PUP candidate for election
The Progressive Unionist Party has announced Sophie Long as its Upper Bann candidate in the forthcoming Assembly elections.
Following the announcement, Sophie commented:“I am proud to stand for a party that is the only distinct and progressive voice within Unionism. Our campaign demonstrates that we will lead from within communities and fight for those who have been left behind for far too long. The PUP is my political home and, as a woman, I feel it is the only party who can guarantee me equality.”
Party leader, Billy Hutchinson, said: “I am delighted that Sophie has been selected as the candidate and I know she will provide an articulate and passionate voice for the people of Upper Bann. The PUP provides a real alternative to the mainstream Unionist parties through its brand of progressive unionism, which puts the interests of working-class people and the most vulnerable and marginalised in society first.”