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Sinn Féin is the only choice for the North West

3 June, 2004

Sinn Fein North West EU candidate Pearse Doherty has said that Sinn Fein offer the only choice for interests of the ordinary people to be represented in Europe.

Mr Doherty said:

"The choices for people living in our towns and rural communities throughout the North West in this EU election are becoming increasingly clear. People can either vote for a candidate that represents the failed politics of this government and the right wing agenda of people like the PDs, or instead they can vote for people who will make sure that the North West gets a fair deal and that ordinary people will be listened to.

"There are so many decisions now taken at EU level that impact on people's daily lives yet most of the key decisions are taken in Brussels and Strasbourg hundreds of miles away from the people that they impact on. Sinn Fein will not take what people think for granted. On every important issue we will engage with communities up and down the constituency. There is the commitment that we won't be disappearing off to Europe for five years.

"The EU structural funds that were promised have not materialised. The expected investments through the National Development Plan have not been made and the promise of jobs have not materialised. There has not been balanced development across the East West Divide in Ireland.

"Sinn Féin is the only party that will stand up to the vested interests within the EU and those in this government that have failed to deliver on commitments to the North West in terms of investment and in particular jobs.

"Sinn Fein have a realistic chance of winning the EU seat and standing up for the interests of ordinary people in our towns and rural communities - defending their interests in Europe." ENDS

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