Costly By-Election in Craigavon
Craigavon Sinn Féin Councillor Johnny McGibbon commented:
"There were two opportunities tonight for both the UUP and DUP to avoid a by-election. This squabble amongst Unionism is now going to cost the average person, for something which could have been resolved weeks ago.
"The reality of this situation is that the main parties of Unionism are at loggerheads, and the result is the rate payer having to pay for a by-election costing up to £30,000.
"You have to question the remarks made in Council by both parties, about saving the rate payer money and putting the money into proper services in the current economic climate. Last night's events show that Unionist in-fighting has took priority in this case."ENDS