“Whatever your perspective, the election on May 5 is one of the most consequential in the history of Northern Ireland. This election will decide the future direction of Northern Ireland.
Looking back over the last five years the DUP has been able to deliver for Northern Ireland with more investment in infrastructure, more jobs and more for health and education.
I am proud of that record of achievement, but we need to do more. At this election we have a five-point plan to build a better future for Northern Ireland, within the Union, by: Fixing our National Health Service, growing our economy, helping working families, working to see the removal of the Irish Sea Border and keeping our schools world-class.
When our economy is thriving, Northern Ireland thrives. I have no doubt that Northern Ireland’s businesses are on the right path to recover, rebuild and rebound back stronger than ever.
Our five-point plan will build a better future for Northern Ireland, within the Union, by:
Fixing our National Health Service,
Growing our economy,
Helping working families,
Working to see the removal of the Irish Sea Border,
And keeping our schools world-class.
Our five-point plan is about moving Northern Ireland forward and focusing on what matters.
Focusing on what we need to do to make Northern Ireland an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
We will support the creation of 20,000 new jobs in the next five years, deliver fibre broadband to all parts of Northern Ireland and make tourism a £2 billion industry.
In 2017 as the DUP Chief Whip at Westminster I was proud to have signed the Confidence and Supply deal that delivered £150 million of public investment bringing Next Generation access to broadband to almost ninety thousand premises across Northern Ireland.
In a few weeks' time we will set out our full manifesto for the next five years. It will be built upon our five-point plan for Northern Ireland.
The outcome of this election will determine whether we will be focused on growing our economy and rebuilding after Covid, on investing in our infrastructure and fixing our health system or whether Northern Ireland will face months and years arguing and fighting about a divisive border poll.”