Ulster Unionist councillor Ryan McCready steps down from Derry City and Strabane District Council

Ryan McCready is to step down from his role as councillor on Derry City and Strabane Council, the Ulster Unionist Party have today announced.

Ulster Unionist Party councillor Ryan McCready is to step down from his role on Derry City and Strabane District Council, as he takes up a new job as Chair of the Londonderry Port and Harbour Commission.

Mr McCready was first elected as a Democratic Unionist Party councillor for the Faughan DEA in 2019, but quit to join the UUP in June 2021 following the ousting of Arlene Foster as leader of the DUP.

He was then re-elected in the 2023 local council election, topping the poll in the Faughan DEA.

“From sandbags to humanitarian relief. What an absolute privilege it has been to represent people across the city and district over the last 4 years. At times it has been difficult and frustrating work, but at the same time exceptionally rewarding. This is particularly true when it leads to transforming someone’s life for the better.

“The long hours, combined with other commitments and future aspirations, have often come at a detriment to family and work-life balance. This has informed my priorities going forward as I accept new challenges.

“I will continue my positive contribution, support and energy to the wider Ulster Unionist Party across the Country.

“I would like to wish my successor the very best following their selection, nomination and co-option as the Ulster Unionists newest addition to Derry and Strabane District Council. They will have my full support and encouragement.”

– Ryan McCready

A party spokesperson said that “this is part of a structured succession plan to facilitate Ryan to re-balance his family and work commitments…”

“This will include a planned move for him from our Foyle Association to the East Londonderry Association as part of that structured process.”

A process to select his replacement will be held next week.

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