DUP councillor reported to party officers over 'unsanctioned' leaflet

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By David Hunter

A Belfast City Councillor has been reported to DUP party officers over an unapproved election leaflet. 

Graham Craig has been asked not to distribute the note in the Botanic area which he represents. 

He's been heavily critisised after promising to lobby for 'Local homes for local people' and 'taking back control of immigration' among his key issues. 

A DUP spokesperson said, "This was produced by Cllr Graham Craig. It was not sanctioned by the Party.

"Housing and immigration are important issues but also deeply sensitive and should be handled in that manner.

"This leaflet clearly fails to do so. An instruction that it should not be distributed has been given to Cllr Craig and the matter referred to Party officers.”

Meanwhile, Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has criticised Councillor Craig's actions.

She says there is no place for this kind of "dog whistle" racism and sectarianism here: 

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