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Sinn Féin To Run Four Candidates In Mid-Ulster

28 October, 2003


Sinn Féin has confirmed that it will field four candidates in the Mid-Ulster Constituency for the Assembly Elections.

Joining the two sitting MLA's, Francie Molloy and Martin Mc Guinness MP will be 34 year-old mother of five Geraldine Dougan and 22 year-old History and Politics graduate Cora Groogan.

Speaking after endorsement of the Candidates by the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle, the constituency MP, Martin Mc Guinness said:

"I am delighted to welcome Geraldine and Cora on to the Sinn Fein team that will fight this election. They both come from strong republican families and have contributed to the lives of their community in their own particular way.

"Geraldine, a long time resident of Maghera, as well as having to busy herself with the everyday requirements of raising a family of 5 children aged between 9 and 15 is also active in the campaign for pre-school education provision and an avid GAA supporter. She is also a member of the Sinn Féin Mid-Ulster Women's Forum.

"Cora, from the Ballinascreen area is a 22 year-old Queens University History and Politics Graduate. She is also a Past Deputy President of Queens Student Union with a particular interest in combating Student Poverty. She was Chair of Queens Sinn Féin Cumann and Organiser of Ográ Shinn Féin in the Six-counties.

"The qualities that these two Candidates bring to the ticket in Mid-Ulster will undoubtedly assist the continued growth of Sinn Féin's political strength and enable us to provide even stronger representation for the electorate of Mid-Ulster."

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