We will use increased mandate to deliver for all – O’Neill
Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O'Neill has thanked everyone who played a role in Sinn Fein's historic Assembly election results.
Michelle O'Neill said:
"In this election the public responded positively to Sinn Féin's message of equality, integrity and respect and returned us with a strengthened mandate and stronger republican representation in the Assembly.
"I want to thank everyone who voted for Sinn Féin, all of our candidates and everyone who worked so hard for this result.
"Throughout the campaign we said what Sinn Fein wins in this election is a win for all and we intend to deliver on that.
"We will use our increased mandate to deliver for everyone in our society to ensure we have equality, integrity and respect at the core of the political process.
"We will continue to oppose Tory austerity and campaign for designated special status for the north in the EU.
"Sinn Féin is ready to enter negotiations on those principles and we want to see those negotiations start as soon as possible."