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Enniskillen by-election – increase in Sinn Féin vote share

18 September, 2008

Sinn Féin Enniskillen by-election candidate Debbie Coyle speaking after the DUP Minister Arlene Foster MLA was elected to Fermanagh Council has said that the Sinn Féin vote came out and that she was pleased with the slight increase in the Sinn Féin share of the vote.

Ms Coyle said:

"I want to thank everyone who came out and voted for me and everyone who worked on the campaign. I will continue to work for local people on the local issues that matter.

"This was always safe unionist seat and it is a testament to the hard work of Sinn Féin in Fermanagh that we did so well. It gives us a strong platform to build on for future elections.

"We fought a good campaign and engaged with thousands of people. This is an engagement we will build on.

"The challenge for Arlene Foster now is to prove that she is able to meet the needs of all people through the council and that she is committed to treating the nationalists and republicans of Fermanagh as equals." ENDS

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