MP speaks on 30th anniversary of Bobby Sands election
Speaking today on the 30th anniversary of the election of Bobby Sands as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone current MP for the area Michelle Gildernew said:
“Thirty years ago the people of Fermanagh and South Tyrone made a stand for freedom, for justice and for peace. They defied Thatcher and her cronies and sent a powerful statement across the world that Irish Republicans would not be criminalised.
“Thirty years on the election of Bobby Sands as our MP remains a defining moment in our history. Far from breaking the Republicans struggle in the H-Blocks as Britain predicted the sacrifices and determination of the prisoners propelled our struggle to new heights.
“Sinn Féin are going into this Assembly election as the only all-Ireland and united Ireland political voice. We have a strategy for a united Ireland and more importantly it is a strategy which is clearly working.” ENDS