O'Neill calls for clear run for two Sinn Féin candidates
Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O'Neill called today on the SDLP to give a clear run to Michelle Gildernew and John Finucane in North Belfast and in Fermanagh South Tyrone.
She said they were the only two credible anti-Brexit, pro-equality and pro-rights candidates.
Michelle O'Neill said:
“Sinn Féin is contesting this snap general election to stand up for equality, rights and Irish unity and against Brexit, a border and Tory cuts.
“It is again another opportunity for the people to have their say.
“We believe that the electorate also want a progressive, modern society which moves forward together and in people’s best economic interests.
“When the Westminster election campaign was announced I took the initiative to invite other party leaders to explore the possibilities of a progressive pact to maximise the anti-Brexit, anti Tory vote and pro-rights and pro-equality vote.
“Other parties were unable to take up this offer.
“I am calling therefore on the SDLP to give a clear run to John Finucane and Michelle Gildernew as the only credible anti-Brexit, pro equality and pro-rights candidates in North Belfast and Fermanagh South Tyrone.”