John Finucane to contest 2019 Council election
Sinn Féin in North Belfast have selected John Finucane to contest the upcoming local government election which is set to take place in May 2019.
The Belfast solicitor was selected for the Castle area of Belfast City Council alongside sitting Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell at a convention in Belfast Castle tonight.
Shauneen Baker will also join sitting Councillors Ryan Murphy, JJ Magee and Mary Clarke as candidates for the Oldpark DEA.
Speaking after the selection convention, John Finucane said:
“I am honoured to have been selected for Ard Chomhairle ratification to contest the upcoming Council election for Sinn Féin in the Castle area of north Belfast, an area that I love and have lived in all of my life.
“We currently have one representative in the Castle area and it’s our determination to maximise our potential by winning the second seat in May.
“We have worked hard on the ground alongside 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.
Sinn Féin will continue to stand strongly against Brexit, the devastating consequences it threatens to bring, while ensuring that Irish citizens’ rights are protected.
“All of my personal and professional life I have fought for the rights of others, and stood to improve the lives of everyone.
“If elected, I look forward to the opportunity to continue this fight to deliver for all of the people of the Castle area, especially for those who continue to have rights denied.”