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Gildernew – Unite to defeat sectarian candidate

9 April, 2010


Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew has called on people in the constituency to ‘unite and defeat the sectarian candidate’. Ms Gildernews call comes after the unionist parties cobbled together an agreement on a single candidate in the forthcoming Westminster election.

Ms Gildernew said:

“I have been the MP for all the people in Fermanagh and South Tyrone. Rodney Connor wants to return to the days when nationalists in this area were unrepresented. We need to unite to ensure that this does not happen

“The unionist parties have cobbled together a regressive deal based on a negative agenda. It is about base sectarianism, and the old agenda of division and inequality.

“Sinn Féin represent something completely different. We are about the future, we are about the needs of ordinary people not the narrow requirements of the unionist parties in Fermanagh.

“I remain confident that we can defeat the sectarian candidate and win this seat. Unlike Rodney Connor I have been on the doorsteps, I have been representing people across this constituency and we have been getting a positive feedback. So I am heading into this campaign confident that we can win and can retain this seat.” ENDS

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