McWilliams to tackle Bill of Rights first

A fair rule of thumb is that when you take over a new office is that you pick on a high level project and run hard and fast with it. You just need to be sure you can realise enough success to christen your term with. In this interview with PA, Monica McWilliams clearly believes she can succeed at the hurdle which arguably did for her predecessor: the proposed Bill of Rights. The presence of Ards Democratic Unionist councillor Jonathan Bell, is more notable as a conduit for the considerable amount of thinking his party has given to this issue than for his past colourful history. Could be a very bumpy ride!

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