Gregory Campbell has called for the proposed new council created by the merger of Derry City Council and Strabane Council to have a name which would make it acceptable to unionists and nationalists.
His comments (from the BBC):
“We are going to enter into a new era in 18 months time with 11 new councils with new names.
“This is an opportunity if we want to draw a line under the difficulties.”
“We want to avoid an unwieldy name but we also want to have a name that will avoid the problems that occurred in the 1980s when the council’s name changed.
“Something like the North West Regional Council would at least encompass the entirety of the council area”