As reported in the Newsletter today (not up online yet) the man widely believed to be the TUV candidate in the forthcoming Lurgan byelection is up in court today charged with multiple driving offences including failing to wear a seat belt, no insurance, failing to produce insurance, having no driving licence and failing to produce a driving licence.
The 64 year old man, David Calvert was proposed as the TUV replacement for former TUV councillor Mark Russell.
Mr Calvert was proposed by Independent Unionist councillor, David Jones but the proposal failed to get a seconder.
The UUP are believed to want to stand Freddie Mercury impersonator ‘Flash Harry’, otherwise known as Harry Hamilton, who has also been selected as the UUP Upper Bann candidate to contest the Westminster election.
The DUP preferred local community worker Bruce Kidd, who has no party alliance. This proposal was turned down by the UUP.
UPDATE: Report in today’s Newsletter (no link) states that four motoring charges against Mr Calvert were withdrawn at Craigavon Magistrates Court yesterday. Mr Calvert was not present but the 64-year-old admitted to driving without a seat-belt on July 1. He was fined £80 and his licence was endorsed with 3 penalty points.