North Down MLA Stephen Dunne today signed the Roll of Members and took up his seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Speaking afterwards the DUP MLA said, “It was an honour today to take my place as a DUP MLA for North Down. This has been a very challenging period for our family, but we have been hugely heartened by the many good wishes of people from right across the political spectrum.
There are many challenges facing Northern Ireland currently and I do not underestimate the significance of those in the days and weeks ahead. As one of the youngest members of the Northern Ireland Assembly I want to help build a better and more secure future for everyone here as we move into Northern Ireland’s second century.
I look forward to working as part of the DUP team within the Assembly and to ensure that North Down’s voice continues to be heard in the decision-making process.”