David McNarry, UKIP Leader in Northern Ireland and MLA for Strangford says:
“Recent job successes are most welcome and will boost the economy. Invest NI must take credit for winning these jobs against highly competitive and alternative offers of enticement from other UK Regions and foreign Governments.
It’s great to see my Strangford colleague Jonathan Bell MLA, the DETI Minister, making these announcements. But, I’ve got to challenge him by asking, “When was the last time DETI / Invest NI announced 50 / 100 jobs for Strangford? So when can we expect for Newtownards, Comber or Saintfield, news on the employment front?”
I may be wrong but all recent job announcements look like a shift in moving the local Economy strengths away from areas with a strong Unionist population.”