Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Sinn Féin going all out to secure eight Belfast MLAs

6 November, 2003

Belfast - A City of Equals

This morning Sinn Féin launched its Belfast Election Campaign in the Waterfront Hall. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP was accompanied by the party's eight other Belfast candidates and the party's Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness.

Speaking at the Waterfront Hall, Mr Adams said:

" Much has changed in Belfast over the past 20 years, since Alex Maskey became the first Sinn Féin Councillor in this city. Since then Sinn Féin has become the largest political party in Belfast and our track record is there for everyone to see. We delivered in our communities, in City Hall, in the Assembly and in the peace process.

" Sinn Féin is facing into this Assembly election confident of making gains in the city. We have set ourselves a target of taking eight Belfast seats in the new Assembly. That means taking an extra seat in North Belfast, South Belfast and West Belfast and retaining our position as the lead nationalist party in East Belfast. This will not be an easy challenge, but it is an achievable one." ENDS

Editors Note: Sinn Féin Team in Belfast.

Gerry Adams, Sue Ramsey, Bairbre de Brún, Michael Ferguson, Fra McCann - West Belfast

Gerry Kelly, Kathy Stanton - North Belfast

Alex Maskey - South Belfast

Joe O'Donnell - East Belfast

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