MP comments after Connor lodges legal papers
Commenting after defeated Tory/unionist candidate Rodney Connor lodged papers in the High Court challenging the Electoral Office conduct in the election, the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew said:
“Essentially this is a legal matter between Rodney Connor and the Electoral Office. As far as I am concerned the people of Fermanagh and South Tyrone have spoken and returned me as their MP.
“That is democracy and in the first past the post system that means the person with the most votes is returned as the winner. I appreciate Mr Connor may find that hard to accept but that is the rules we were all playing by.
“Politics has already moved on from the election and I am now totally focused on the real issues affecting people lives, principal amongst them protecting frontline services from the cuts being imposed by Mr Connors allies in the British Tories.”