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SDLP Kindle complaints 'spurious and pathetic' - Sinn Féin

3 May, 2018

Sinn Féin Election Agent Barry McColgan has branded SDLP claims about the use of a Kindle e-reader in the West Tyrone by-election as 'spurious and pathetic'.

He said: “One of our election workers was in a polling station early this morning reading a Kindle e-reader.

“He had sought and received permission from the electoral staff on duty to use the e-reader and was openly reading an e-book for two hours.

“For the SDLP to subsequently claim that this amounts to electoral fraud is as spurious as it is pathetic.

“In fact, it has been confirmed that one of the SDLP representatives who raised the complaint was not a named polling agent and was therefore breaching electoral law by being in the building.

“If anyone has questions to answer about this incident, it is the SDLP.”

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