Sinn Féin select five to contest Belfast’s Black Mountain area
Sinn Féin this evening selected five candidates to contest the upcoming council elections in the Black Mountain District Electoral Area for Belfast City Council.
At a packed selection convention in the Felons Club, party members selected sitting councillors Emma Groves, Ciaran Beattie, Steven Corr, Órla Nic Biorna and Arder Carson as the party’s Black Mountain DEA candidates for the election which will be held in May 2019.
Speaking after the selection convention, Councillor Ciaran Beattie said:
“We are proud and honoured to have been selected by party members to go forward for Ard Chomhairle ratification to contest the council elections in the Blackmountain DEA next May.
“We have a strong party organisation in the Black Mountain DEA, and a council team with a great blend of youth and experience.
“This DEA stretches from Beechmount up to Suffolk Road and the Sinn Féin council team in this area has delivered consistently for citizens.
“We have worked hard on the ground, in conjunction with our outstanding community leaders, and we are proud to be part of a team that strives to increase investment, create more jobs and make this part of Belfast an even better place to live.
“The Sinn Féin Belfast council group will continue to stand strongly against Brexit and those who supported it, and the devastating consequences which Brexit threatens to bring on our communities and on ordinary people.
“We will also continue to battle against the denial of citizens’ rights, on the Irish language, on legacy issues, on LGBT and marriage equality, and on our national rights.
“Sinn Féin has delivered and we will continue to deliver and stand up for all the citizens of Belfast.”