Edwin Poots MLA and Deputy Mayor of Lisburn.

Representing the Constituancy of Lagan Valley on issues such as Education, Health, Council, Policing, Electricity, Flooding, Housing, Planning, Transport, Roads, Social Security and Benefits.

If you would like to speak with us about the current issues or voice your concerns you will find support at your local constituency office.

  • Edwin Poots with Phillip McCallen

    Edwin Poots MLA and Phillip McCallen
  • Edwin Poots MLA and City Council

    Edwin Poots MLA City Council
  • Edwin Poots MLA presents Water Sports Award

    Edwin Poots MLA Sports Award
  • Edwin Poots MLA and Deputy Mayor of Lisburn

    Edwin Poots MLA Lisburn
  • Cllr Jenny Palmer, Mayor Allan Ewart, Alan Clarke and Edwin Poots at a recent exhibition in Bow Street, Lisburn, to highlight war years.

    Edwin Poots Exhibition War Years
Recent Key Speeches

2017-01-17 Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme | Opposition Bus…

I thank the Member for giving way. As I indicated in the speech I made four weeks ago, the Saville-type or Chilcot-type inquiry is not in anybody's interest. If you go back to how I dealt with pseudomonas, for example, you will see that we had an inquiry done and dusted in a matter of months, whereas the hyponatraemia inquiry, which the Member rightly asked a question about, has cost £15 million and, seven years later, has not delivered the answers. That is not the way forward. We want the truth.

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2017-01-17 Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme | Opposition Bus…

I appreciate the opportunity to speak on the issue. There are a lot of people who have culpability: two ETI Ministers; the officials who drafted the scheme; the specialist consultants who were brought in; Ofgem; and the Assembly Committee that oversaw it. Everybody — everybody — has culpability in this. We owe the public an apology for devising a scheme that was not fit for purpose. An important message that needs to be got out there is this: we devised a scheme that was not fit for purpose, we regret that and we need to fix it. That should be the focus of the Assembly and everyone in it. We need to rectify the mistake and move on.

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2017-01-17 Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme | Opposition Bus…

Yes, Mr Beggs.

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Lagan Valley Constituencies

Ballinderry, Ballymacash, Ballymacbrennan, Ballymacoss, Blaris, Derryaghy, Dromara, Dromore North, Dromore South, Drumbo, Glenavy, Gransha, Harmony Hill, Hilden, Hillhall, Hillsborough, Knockmore, Lagan Valley, Lambeg, Lisnagarvey, Maghaberry, Magheralave, Maze, Moira, Old Warren, Quilly, Seymour Hill, Tonagh, Wallace Park.