Alex Easton MLA has called on the New Council to listen to the people.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

I understand that 72% of those that have responded to the consultation on the New Name for the Council have stated they want the name to be North Down and Ards Borough Council. I also understand that the Green Party are trying to ignore this consolation and stick with the Name East Coast Borough Council. It is important that when a consolation is done and is as clear cut as 72% that this is listened to, and the people have the say as to what the new Council should be called. If the residents want North Down and Ards Borough Council then it has to be the name chosen, anything different would be a tragedy and calls into question the consultation.