The leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland has told local members he is ready for the challenge of being Northern Ireland’s only Green Assembly member.
Steven Agnew MLA attended the August meeting of the party’s South Belfast constituency group to update activists on his fist few months at Stormont and preparations for the new Assembly term.
Steven Agnew told the group: “I believe in setting your sights high. I want to be as good an MLA as Dawn Purvis and as strong a constituency worker as Lady Sylvia Herman.”
The Green Party leader has taken a seat on the Enterprise, Trade and Investment committee at Stormont, in which capacity he will be opposing plans to reduce the rate of corporation tax for large businesses in Northern Ireland and making a case for investment in sustainable energy sources and other green industries.
He will also be working to ensure a Climate Change Bill for Northern Ireland is brought forward and tabling his own proposals to ensure government departments work together effectively.
Clare Bailey, Green Party spokesperson for South Belfast, commented: “Steven Agnew may have been elected by the voters of North Down, but having a strong Green voice in the Assembly will be of benefit to everyone in Northern Ireland.”