NEO PARLAMENTARI IN VIAGGIO PER WESTMINSTER
Neo parlamentari attesi alla House of Commons per siglare ufficialmente la nomina
Naomi Long (Allinace Party) vittoriosa alle General Election su Peter Robinson, Ian Paisley (DUP), Jim Shannon (DUP) e Margaret Ritchie (SDLP), si recheranno oggi alla House of Commons per apporre la propria firma ufficializzando così la loro elezione a parlamentari.
I parlamentari si sono impegnati a contrastare ogni tentativo da parte della nuova coalizione conservatori-liberali democratici di sferrare un duro taglio alla spesa pubblica dell’Irlanda del Nord.
New NI MPs travel to Westminster (BBC News Northern Ireland)
Some of Northern Ireland’s newly elected MPs will travel to the House of Commons in London on Tuesday.
Alliance’s Naomi Long who unseated Peter Robinson in East Belfast will become an MP alongside SDLP leader, Margaret Ritchie for South Down.
The North Antrim MP Ian Paisley Jnr will also travel to Westminster. The DUP’s Jim Shannon, who is MP for Strangford will not be attending.
They’re due to be officially signed in as MPs later this week.
The first item of business is to elect a new speaker.
Alliance party deputy leader Naomi Long won the seat off the first minister Peter Robinson, who had been the MP in East Belfast for 31 years.
Mr Robinson took 11,306 votes and Ms Long won with 12,839 votes.
Last week Peter Robinson said he will stay on as NI first minister, despite losing his seat in the general election.
The SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie saw off the Sinn Fein challenge from Stormont Education Minister Caitriona Ruane in South Down. Ms Ritchie polled 20,648 votes, taking over the mantle from party veteran Eddie McGrady.
In Antrim North, Ian Paisley Jnr polled 19,672 votes, winning the seat comfortably despite the contest from TUV leader Jim Allister.
Jim Shannon was elected MP for Strangford with 14,926 votes. The seat was previously held by the DUP’s Iris Robinson who has left politics following a BBC investigation into her business dealings with her lover.
The MPs have pledged to resist any attempt by the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition to single out Northern Ireland for harsh treatment in cuts to public spending levels.