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

Housing - There is a clear shortage of new social housing in North Down, and this is leading to longer and longer waiting lists. I am not convinced that North Down is getting its fair share of new housing allocation from the Housing Executive centrally. I believe that there needs to be a balanced approach to new developments in North Down so that adequate numbers of residential accommodation is provided to allow young people to remain in North Down, while not leading to overdevelopment. While the downturn in the housing market may provide some opportunities for first time buyers, I believe it is vital that government helps out with imaginative proposals such as the raising of stamp duty and requirements on major developments to include an element of social or sheltered housing.

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