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Election row erupts

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Election row erupts thumbnailDUP East Londonderry candidate Adrian McQuillan.

A DUP candidate in the Assembly election for East Londonderry has blasted the decision for John Dallat to run for the SDLP as "farcical".
In the first major row in the local hustings, the two former Coleraine councillors have bitterly clashed over Mr Dallat standing again "just eight months" after retiring from the Assembly.
The DUP's East Londonderry candidate Adrian McQuillan has called on Mr Dallat to declare if he will pay back redundancy money and any pension paid to him, if he gets re-elected after the March 2 election.
DUP man, McQuillan, who was first elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2007, said: "I think Mr Dallat needs to make it clear to voters if he will pay back the reported 48,000 severance package he received from the Assembly and any pension he has claimed since he retired.
“It wasn't too long ago that Mr Dallat was criticising retired police officers returning to work for the PSNI, during discussions at a PAC meeting at Stormont when he was an MLA."

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