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Sinn Féin to stand largest ever team in Local Government elections

24 April, 2005

Sinn Féin will launch its manifesto for the Local Government elections at 10am tomorrow, Monday 25th, at Belfast Castle. Speaking at the event will be Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, Francie Molloy MLA and President of NILGA, Alex Maskey MLA and former Mayor of Belfast and Anne Brolly of Limavady Council. Also attending the event will be local government candidates from across the Six Counties.

Speaking prior to the event Sinn Féin‚s Alex Maskey said:

"Sinn Féin is standing 183 candidates across 25 Councils. This is the largest number of candidates that we have ever stood for Local Government elections and is evidence of the ongoing growth of the party.

"Over the last five years we led by example on every council that we were elected to in terms of strong local representation, promoting power-sharing, tackling discrimination, bringing forward positive proposals on promoting good community relations and remembrance, innovative solutions to many challenges facing local communities and all-Ireland integration.

"Tomorrow we will set out our priorities for the next five years and ask people to allow us to continue our work."ENDS

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