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Connor will cut for Cameron - Gildernew

26 April, 2010 - by Westminster


Sinn Féin Candidate in Fermanagh/South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew responding to an attempt by Conservative leader David Cameron’s to backtrack on the comments he made over recent days regarding the extent of cuts that he would apply to public spending in the North said that the Tory leader was now only acting to save the embarrassment of the UUP and Rodney Connor.

Gildernew went on to say that “Connor will cut for Cameron” given that he has already pledged to take the Conservative Whip at Westminster. Ms. Gildernew said a vote for the SDLP in Fermanagh/South Tyrone will only contribute to the election of Rodney Connor.
Speaking today Gildernew said: “David Cameron’s comments clearly show that, should the Conservatives win the election, the North’s public services will be on the chopping block. He is now out trying to backtrack on his comments only to save the embarrassment of his allies in the UUP and Rodney Connor.

“The kind of cuts envisaged by the Tories will be devastating to this constituency. Public services will be crippled and unemployment will rise. And when voters go to the polls on May the 6th they need to be clear that no matter what he says now Connor will cut for Cameron. “This underlines the need for Nationalists in Fermanagh/South Tyrone to come out in record numbers and vote for Sinn Féin as the alternative Unionist Unity Candidate Rodney Connor has already pledged to take the Conservative Whip at Westminster should he be elected. “The Unionist Unity Candidate can be defeated if Nationalist come out in huge numbers and vote for Sinn Féin. Sinn Féin is the only Nationalist Party that can win the seat and therefore a vote for the SDLP will only contribute to the election of Rodney Connor who will support David Cameron and his plans to cut spending in the North.” ENDS

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