TUV councillor Timothy Gaston hopes Boris Johnson can help to reinvigorate Wrightbus when he takes over as Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Cllr Gaston said: “I have been working with Wrightbus on behalf of Council over the last number of months and like everybody within our community, I know the vital role they play at the heart of the Ballymena economy.
“The future of the bus sector is the new zero emission fuel cell vehicles, which sees Wrightbus places ahead in the market.
“In order to continue to develop the new technologies right here in Ballymena, it’s vital that all the key stakeholders play their part in securing the future of Wrightbus.
“For example, Translink requires additional buses to maintain the standard and average age of its fleet. I trust the Department for Infrastructure will play their part in helping to support the future of this crucial business in Ballymena by financially backing Translink to better their fleet.
“Our new Prime Minister Boris Johnson helped boost the Wrightbus brand with the Boris Bus, and I trust he will play his part from Westminster in helping to support the company moving forward.”
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