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Equality row expected at Lisburn Council meeting

22 June, 2004

At tonight's meeting of Lisburn City Council a motion calling for power sharing to be introduced into the Council is being debated.

The motion urging Lisburn to introduce such a policy was recently passed by Fermanagh Council and then sent on to Lisburn.

Council protocol compels Lisburn councillors to debate the motion tonight.

There is a counter proposal before the Council from the Council's Chief Executive, Norman Davidson, rejecting Fermanagh's motion accusing Fermanagh Council of 'unprecedented and unwarranted interference'.

The motion from Fermanagh arises from a lobby carried out by Sinn Féin Councillor, Paul Butler, following the decision at last year's AGM of Lisburn Council to exclude Sinn Féin, the SDLP and Alliance from positions of authority on the Council.

The meeting will take place tonight at 7pm in the Council Offices in Lisburn
Cllr. Butler can be contacted on 07961577811 for further details

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