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July 31, 2019

An Ulster Unionist delegation, including Party Leader Robin Swann MLA, Lord Empey and John Stewart MLA, have met with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson at Stormont House.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“Our meeting with the Prime Minister was an opportunity to set out our concerns and priorities.  He and his team may be settling into their new roles but they do not have much time.  Northern...

April 25, 2019

The Ulster Unionist Party Leader, Robin Swann MLA, has stated that the Secretary of State needs to call out those parties making excuses for not engaging in meaningful talks to restore devolution.

Mr Swann said:

“Sinn Fein and the DUP may have been listening to Father Magill but they have failed to hear what he said.

“It was heart wrenching that within a few hours of Father Magill...

March 11, 2019

Spring Conference Speech, 9March 2019

Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast

My Lords, Ladies & Gentlemen, fellow Unionists.

Thank you for again putting your trust in me to lead this party for another year and in what will be an important year for our party.

This is now my third Annual General Meeting as Leader of this Party and in that time we have gone to the polls on three occasions – the fou...

February 6, 2019

The Ulster Unionist Party Leader, Robin Swann MLA, has called on the Prime Minister to deliver on her promise to remove the Backstop in order to protect the Belfast Agreement and the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“I welcome the fact that the Prime Minister has visited Northern Ireland, and I hear what she is saying, but in realit...

January 3, 2019

“As we enter 2019, we enter a year full of uncertainty and challenge.

“We enter the second year without a functioning Assembly, where Sinn Fein will blame the DUP and the DUP will blame Sinn Fein, but where at the end of the day, people’s belief and faith in politicians and politics is stretched to the very limit.

“There must be and there needs to be a recalibration of politics in...

September 26, 2018

Ulster Unionist Party leader, Robin Swann MLA, said:

“The ongoing revelations about how Stormont was run by the DUP have left unionists horrified that things were being done in their name which were neither good government nor guided by any semblance of a moral compass.

“It is clear that there was a disregard for British Taxpayers’ money, a sentiment unworthy of any unionist. The D...

September 4, 2018

Unionist Leader Robin Swann MLA has stated that the Secretary of State should act decisively to end the almost perpetual cycle of it being a political groundhog day in Northern Ireland.

Mr Swann said:
 
“Last week’s banner protest by the DUP has shown that they have now reverted from being a party of power to a party of protest and are now the match of their last Executive partn...

August 29, 2018

Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann MLA has stated that the fact that Northern Ireland has had no devolved government for 589 days is an abject failure of Sinn Fein and the DUP, and expressed his regret that the Secretary of State has been a spectator to events.

Ulster Unionist Leader, Robin Swann MLA said: 

“The fact that Northern Ireland has had no government for 589 days is an ab...

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