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Sinn Féin nominate to reconstituted policing board

9 November, 2018 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin has formally nominated its representatives to the reconstituted Policing Board which is expected to resume meeting next month, the party’s Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has said.

Confirming that the party’s Policing Spokesperson Gerry Kelly MLA will be joined on the board by Linda Dillon MLA and Philip McGuigan MLA, Michelle O’Neill commented: 

“The Policing Board is a hugely important mechanism in terms of holding policing to account.

“Our party’s support for the policing structures is based on transparency and accountability so we welcome the reconstitution of the Policing Board which is now expected to meet in December.

“Democratic oversight of policing is crucial, particularly in the current context where issues such as Brexit are likely to impact on policing arrangements.

“Therefore, I am pleased to nominate three Sinn Féin representatives to the board who will bring a dedicated and diligent approach to this crucial work.”

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