Luke Poots follows in father's footsteps

Published Friday, 23 May 2014
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Luke Poots became the third generation of his family to serve as a councillor after he was elected in Lisburn and Castlereagh.

The DUP man follows in the footsteps of his father, Health Minister Edwin Poots, and his grandfather Charles Poots, both former councillors.

Luke Poots spoke of his pride as the result came through on Friday afternoon.

"I'm delighted by the figures," he told UTV. "The area I was given, I managed to increase it by 2% so I brought more to the table than I expected to bring.

"I knew I was going in with not only my father's name but also my grandfather's name. There's always been a lot on my shoulders but if you've met my grandfather - we're well used to it."

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AK in Ireland wrote (154 days ago):
God help us
Peter in Warrenpoint wrote (154 days ago):
To Andrew in banbridge , it seems young poots is only 23 . So in your rational he left school at 13 lol.....it seems nepotism is alive and well in norn iron
Andrew in Banbridge wrote (154 days ago):
To Anne in Lisburn. Luke Poots left school some 10 years ago. A school in Dromore which, in your obvious wisdom, you will know falls into the Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council area so his voters are unlikely to include school friends. You will know he has been a councillor in Lisburn for the past 12 months and has, by all accounts, made his own name in local politics. You will also know that double-jobbing as an MLA & councillor is no longer permitted so why would voters assume it was his father? If Paul Givan's father gets elected will it just be due to the Givan name? Or maybe Paul Givan was elected by voters because of his father? Or the Durkan's? The Dodds'? The Maskey's? Or maybe if Scott Carson gets elected it will only be because voters assumed he was some direct descendant of Edward Carson??? I could go on but will refrain. A little knowledge is dangerous. Best keep it to yourself
Dee in Newtownabbey wrote (154 days ago):
Oh dear. No doubt that's the rest of us subject to another generation of tribal, sectarian, parochial politics. I noticed from the various news reports, and I admit they are all highly selective, but he was the only elected representative to be hoisted shoulder high and waving a Union Jack. Same old tired politics. Is anyone really surprised?
martin in belfast wrote (154 days ago):
how can you not get voted in. with 462 spaces available for the 903 candidates, thats better than a 1 in 2 chance. you'd need to be awful not to get a seat, its laughable that some parties go on tv afterwards thinking they're the best thing since sliced bread. for those how did get voted just make sure you get the bins emptied and the grass cut ob time!
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