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Swann calls on DUP to end double jobbing

Robin Swann MLA has called on the DUP’s double jobbing MLA’s to bring an end to their continued practice of holding more than one role.

The North Antrim MLA said:

“The Ulster Unionist Party have long been advocates of bringing an end to dual mandates. In the past week a number of DUP MLA’s have finally given up their council seats, but sadly some are still to relinquish theirs. The DUP made the commitment in their 2010 manifesto - this is at least one pledge they can keep to the electorate.”

“Or maybe the persistent double-jobbers within the DUP are a sign of a second front being shown the way by Gregory Campbell and Sammy Wilson who continue in their roles at Stormont while retaining their Westminster roles.

“It should not require legislation in the form of the NI (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, currently passing through Parliament to force them to do what is right.

“The public rightly expect elected representatives to devote sufficient time to their respective roles. At present some DUP MLA’s clearly think it is possible to be in two places at once.”

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