Mayor calls for united front as campaign for Magee expansion intensifies



The Mayor of Derry has called on the city’s politicians and partners to present a united front in the campaign for the expansion of Magee College in Derry. It follows indications 10 days ago that the Minster for Employment and Learning, Stephen Farry, was shelving for the foreseeable future proposed plans to develop the local campus of the University of Ulster.

Councillor Brenda Stevenson called a special meeting of the City’s Strategy Board at Derry’s Guildhall last night, which was attended by local politicians and community leaders.

Speaking to Highland Radio News this morning, Cllr Stevenson, who is Co-Chair of the Board, said there needs to one civic voice in relation to the expansion of Magee, and that startegy is already having a positive effect on the debate................