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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.'

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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

Health - I support restructuring of the health care system in Northern Ireland to ensure that more resources are concentrated on frontline delivery. It is telling that in the last ten years while there has been a rapid growth in the amount of money allocated to the Department of Health(now more that half of the discretionary spend in the block grant) there has not been a corresponding level of increase in public satisfaction. While I support efficiency to ensure better health care delivery, this cannot be an excuse for frontline cuts, such as the appalling proposal to close Ravara House in Bangor. I believe that prioritization should be given to issues such as mental health, tackling drug addiction, and combating the threat to society of a culture of binge drinking. I welcome the phasing out of prescription charges. I believe that greater support should be given to our local hospitals such as Bangor Community Hospital, which provides excellent service against a background of tight budgetary restraint.

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