Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“I am deeply disappointed by the decision of the Secretary of State to reappoint Dr Michael Wardlow as Chief Equality Commissioner.
“Dr Wardlow should have been removed from office following his appalling treatment of Ashers Bakery.
“A small family owned business was dragged before the courts by Dr Wardlow’s publically funded quango. The only people to come out of the whole affair with any credit are the McArthur family who displayed grace and dignity through the process.
“The Equality Commission has led an assault on freedom of conscience and I believe that this reappointment should worry both Christians and non-Christians alike.”