Monday 16 January 2017 / 4:58 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

We must see a renewed commitment from the Government that all steps will be taken in order to ensure the maintenance of devolved Government in Northern Ireland – Dave Anderson MP

Dave
Anderson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
, responding to the
collapse of the Assembly in Northern Ireland, said:

“I am
saddened that we have reached the current political impasse in Northern
Ireland. 

“We must see
a renewed commitment from the Government that all steps will be taken in order
to ensure the maintenance of devolved Government in Northern Ireland. 

“In the weeks
that come whilst Northern Ireland goes through the process of electing a new
Assembly I strongly urge the Secretary of State James Brokenshire MP not to
allow the campaigning to get in the way of bringing people together to deal
with all of the underlying problems that caused this election in the first
place.  If there is no movement on these issues during the election
periods it will take us back to square one.”