Strabane councillor criticises allocation of places on Statutory Transition Committee

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derek husseyA Strabane Ulster Unionist councillor has criticised the allocation of places on the Statutory Transition Committee for the North West Amalgamation.
The 16 seat committee will see representatives from both Strabane and Derry come together into a new so-called super council. It will have 9 Sinn Fein, four SDLP and three DUP members. There will be no representatives from the Ulster Unionists.
Cllr Derek Hussey stated that the process lacked equality and fairness and did not represent a balanced representation of the area.
He also stated that with both positions of chair and vice chair going to Sinn Fein, he had concerns over the treatment of the minority unionist population…

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