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SDLP ‘celebrities’ will not win Fermanagh South Tyrone

10 March, 2010 - by Westminster


Commenting on the decision of Fearghal McKinney to stand for the SDLP in Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the next Westminster election, Sinn Féin MP for the area Michelle Gildernew said:

“East Belfast based Fearghal McKinney’s decision to stand for the SDLP in Fermanagh and South Tyrone has been something of an open secret for sometime despite his recent denials.

“However the reality is that the only party on the nationalist side who can win this seat is Sinn Féin. It seems that today’s announcement is more about a promise that Fearghal McKinney will get a free run in the next Assembly elections in place of local MLA Tommy Gallagher.

“We are looking forward to the election with confidence that the nationalist and republican seat in Fermanagh and South Tyrone will be retained, and retained by Sinn Féin.” ENDS

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