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McLaughlin welcomes calling of election

5 April, 2005


Sinn Féin Westminster Candidate and Party Secretary Mitchel McLaughlin has welcomed the announcement by British Prime Minister Tony Blair that there will be a general election on May 5th.

Mr McLaughlin said,

"Sinn Fein welcomes the anticipated announcement that there will be a general election on May 5th. This announcement was the worst kept secret and Sinn Féin have been on the campaign trail for several weeks now".

"We look forward to putting our record and our policies in front of the people and are confident that we will return both more MP's and councillors across the North in these elections".

"However we have decided as a mark of respect to the Pope not to erect any election posters until after the funeral on Friday and are calling on other parties to do likewise". ENDS

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