UKIP Leader in Northern Ireland, David McNarry MLA commented on the candidate announcement:
“Northern Ireland voters will have the opportunity to vote for a strong team of UKIP candidates in May’s Assembly elections. They will have the opportunity to vote for a nationally relevant party, linking Northern Ireland more closely to the great issues of the day in the rest of the United Kingdom.
"UKIP is much more than a Party – UKIP is a cause – a very worthwhile cause, which I and many here believe in. It’s a cause for people and it’s a cause that many are responding to in good faith.
"I am very proud of the UKIP Candidates Team asking for a number 1 vote at these Stormont Assembly Elections. A better bunch of dedicated, hardworking and determined people you couldn’t ask for. Our team of candidates offer a politics based on the needs of the people. Your interests are the same as theirs.
"On May 5th, the people of Northern Ireland will have a chance at REAL Change. UKIP is a genuine alternative to the parties and the politics of old that has continually failed us.
"I commend each and every candidate to you. I don’t expect any of them will let you down. That’s the UKIP way - believing in Northern Ireland, believing in the United Kingdom and standing up for ordinary people.”
Candidates are as follows:
Cllr. Donna Anderson – North Antrim
Alan Day – Mid Ulster
Alan Love – Newry & Armagh
Brian Higginson – Lagan Valley
Cllr. Noel Jordan – East Antrim
Cllr. David Jones – Upper Bann
Bob Stoker – South Belfast
Steven Parkhill - East Londonderry
Robert Hill – South Antrim
Jonny Lavery – East Belfast
Stephen Crosby – Strangford
Ken Boyle – North Belfast
Bill Piper – North Down