Deputy Mayor of Derry says new “supercouncil” name will alienate unionists


The new "supercouncil" which will take responsibility for the Derry and Strabane area from next April is to be formally known as Derry City and Strabane District Council.

The decision was taken at a meeting yesterday with support from Sinn Fein, the SDLP and Independents.

Unionists opposed the name, with some suggesting that Foyle should be used as a compromise.

The current DUP Deputy Mayor of Derry is Cllr Gary Middleton - He says the new name alienates a large section of the population.............