Hussey responds to Doherty United Ireland Proposals
04 March 2015
Pat Doherty our abstentionist MP clearly makes the case that Sinn Fein feel that they are in a position, should Labour win the General Election, to push for a border poll during the next parliament. Sinn Fein currently have 5 seats, which they refuse to take, in the Westminster parliament. That effectively means 5 extra votes for David Cameron and his coalition government because they know that the absent seats mean no opposition to the governments proposals. Whether that be on welfare reform, tax rates, and other non devolved matters Sinn Fein has no views to express for us the citizens of Northern Ireland or more specifically we the voters of West Tyrone.
Increase in fixed penalty notices demonstrates crackdown on road traffic offending
26 February 2015
Ulster Unionist Member of the Policing Board Ross Hussey has said that the increased handing out of fixed penalty notices for traffic offences which drivers would previously have received a discretionary disposal for is a clear indication that breaking the law behind the wheel will not be tolerated.
Hussey urges constituents to participate in Consultation on Donaldson report
25 February 2015
West Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA Ross Hussey has urged the people of West Tyrone to actively participate in the consultation process opened by the Department of Health in relation to the Donaldson report.
Police and Justice
20 February 2015
THE delivery of policing and justice in Co Tyrone is set to undergo a complete overhaul. Both the PSNI and the Courts and Tribunal Service are being forced to scale back services in a bid to meet the stringent demands of ever tightening budgets.
Time for a change
I was first elected to Omagh District Council in May 2005 and in that seven year period I was closely involved with community groups in the town. We have seen very positive steps forward, specifically, with the redevelopment of the Hospital Road community centre, the revamp of the King George's Field area of Campsie, the new cycle paths and enhanced footways in Festival Park and the traffic calming scheme on the Kevlin Road to name but a few. Working with local communities we see an enhanced local spirit and my colleagues and I will endeavour to continue to support these initiatives.
Time for another change
One of the campaigns that has stuck with me since I became an active politician has been the local hospital campaign. I have attended rallies and protests in Omagh, Enniskillen, Londonderry, Limavady, Belfast, even going to the constituency of the former Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward MP, in St Helens in England. I will continue to campaign in support of the Tyrone County Hospital and its staff.