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Molloy anger as DUP man appointed and Sinn Féin voters ‘snubbed’

23 November, 2018 - by Francie Molloy

A former DUP MLA was appointed onto the Electoral Commission while nominations were not even sought from Sinn Féin, the party’s MP Francie Molloy has revealed.

Accusing the Commission of ignoring the nationalist electorate, the Mid-Ulster MP blasted the move as the latest in a series of attempts to disenfranchise nationalist voters.

Francie Molloy commented: 

“It was announced this week that former DUP MLA Alastair Ross would be the first political appointee to the Electoral Commission after being nominated by his party leader Arlene Foster.

“What wasn’t announced is that the Electoral Commission did not even seek nominations from Sinn Féin. Indeed, Sinn Féin was the only party that was not invited to put forward a candidate for consideration as Electoral Commissioner.

“On this basis the party is now seeking legal advice, and will consider how to challenge the matter in the short time ahead."

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