Sir Jeffrey said.
“I am delighted to welcome Paul Rankin to the DUP’s Assembly Team, to serve the people of Lagan Valley. Paul has a sterling record of hard work and delivery for the people of this area, with over 20 years of experience as an elected representative.
I have worked closely with Paul for many years to champion the case for Lagan Valley and its people. I know he will be a diligent and dedicated servant of their interests in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
In just over 50 days, the people of Northern Ireland will have the opportunity to set the future direction of our Province. The DUP has a plan to build a better Northern Ireland and to ensure progress is achieved on the basis of moving forward together.
I look forward to taking this positive vision to the people, leading from the front, so we can deliver our plan for a better Northern Ireland.”