The DUP’s Gary Middleton thanked his fiancée Julie Davis for putting up with him over the past number of weeks and dedicated his emphatic victory in the Faughan District Electoral Area (DEA) to her from the hustings on Saturday (May 24).
Mr Middleton said: “A special person I need to dedicate my election to and my campaign to is my fiancée Julie Davis who has put up with a lot over this last while.
“It was an excuse for me to get away from the wedding plans,” he joked. “But can I just say a massive thank you.”
Mr Middleton said he looks forward to serving the people of the Faughan area over the new Council’s first mandate.
“It’s an absolute honour to stand here as a Democratice Unionist Party (DUP) councillor. To top the poll was extra special.
“The most important thing is that we returned our two candidates for the DUP in Faughan. We’ll be strong.
“We also kept our three seats in the Waterside, which is also important.”
Mr Middleton thanked his election agent Debbie Ramsey, his running mate Maurice Devenney and his party colleagues.