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Sinn Fein to promote politics of inclusion on Cork City Council

21 June, 2004

Sinn Fein Councillors Jonathan O Brien and Annette Spillane will tonight meet with the technical group on Cork City Council to oppose attempts to form pacts which do not include all elected councillors.

Jonathan O Brien said: "The politics of exclusion do not work. I am saddened to see that three parties have got together in an attempt to freeze out other parties and independent councillors. In doing so they are ignoring the voters who elected these councillors, four of them poll toppers in their own constituencies."

"We in Sinn Fein attempted to meet all parties over the past week to try and form a democratic and inclusive method of electing mayors and committee chairs. Tonight we will be meeting with the technical group to formulate a strategy to make Cork City Council more democratic and representative of all its constituents."ENDS

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