Welcome to PeterWeir.net
Welcome to the Website of Peter Weir MLA

Peter Weir has been involved in politics for more than twenty years, and first represented the North Down Constituency in the Northern Ireland Forum.

Peter is a DUP Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, representing North Down since 1998, and also serves on North Down Borough Council, having been first elected in 2005 representing the Ballyholme and Groomsport Ward.

'At PeterWeir.net you can keep in touch using the contact page, find out more about North Down, stay up to date with all my latest press releases, get details of local advice surgeries, find useful links and much more.

Thanks for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you.'

Regards


Cllr Peter Weir MLA

* See below for all the latest press releases *
WEIR WARNS OF DISTRACTION BURGLARIES IN BALLYHOLME
WEIR WELCOMES NEW SCREWFIX STORE
WEIR CONDEMNS WHITEHILL SHOOTING
WEIR SECURES ASSEMBLY SUPPORT FOR SAFER INTERNET DAY
WEIR CONGRATULATES NEW CHIEF EXEC

The Issues

Policing - As a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, I am well aware of the hard work and dedication of our Police Service, and will defend them against politically inspired attempts to interfere in their operational independence. To carry out their job effectively, I believe that the police need to be given both the necessary equipment to do their job, hence my support for the deployment of Tasers, and sufficient resources to effectively combat crime. The police also need backed up by a criminal justice system with tougher sanctions against criminals. I believe that tolerance of low level crime degenerates society and leads to growth in more serious offences. That is why I have support the availability of ASBOs and backed the employment of an anti-social behavior officer by North Down Borough Council to work alongside the police. Before any consideration can be given to the devolution of policing and justice, there must be greater resources for Policing and Justice, appropriate structures, and above all community confidence in any devolved structures and arrangements.

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