Welcome to the Website of Councillor 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.
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Cllr Peter Weir MLA
* See below for all the latest press releases *
Economy - The economy has got to be the top priority for the Executive, particularly in the current difficult financial environment. The over dependence on the public sector within the Northern Ireland economy is not as a result of the public sector being too large, but the relative weakness of the private sector. To that end the key focus must be on creating the right economic conditions to enable to private sector to be sustained and grow. I believe that Executive measures such the freezing of the Regional Rate, stopping the increase in rates for the manufacturing sector and helping small businesses are movement in the right direction. In North Down for too long we have been seen in economic terms as a commuter area for Belfast. I believe that we can increase our own employment base, and the key to this is promotion of our advantages of a well trained and highly educated population, with our strong links to the South Eastern Regional College.
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