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Micheal Donnelly to run for Sinn Féin in Blackmountain

6 March, 2019


At a selection convention in West Belfast this evening, Micheal Donnelly was selected as Sinn Féin’s sixth candidate to stand for election in the Blackmountain area in the council election which will take place on Thursday 2nd May. 

Micheal Donnelly is a community development coordinator in the Upper Springfield/Whiterock area and has worked actively on many issues. 

Micheal now joins Ciaran Beattie, Emma Groves, Arder Carson, Ronan McLaughlin and Steven Corr as the party’s candidates for the Blackmountain DEA.

Micheal Donnelly said:

“I am delighted to have been selected as a Sinn Féin candidate in the Blackmountain area of West Belfast in the upcoming council elections pending ratification from the Ard Chomhairle. 

“It is an honour to be placed in a position to potentially represent the Upper Springfield in Belfast City Council. This is an area that I was born in, raised in and love. It is also an area that I work for on a daily basis as a community development coordinator. 

“I will carry that same level of work ethic and passion to deliver for the local community across to the Council if elected.

“Sinn Féin is running six candidates in this seven-seat electoral area and we will be doing our best to secure all six seats to maximise the quality of representation and delivery for residents. 

“The party is energetic, vibrant and ever growing in Blackmountain, which further complements our strong council team which consists of a blend between youth and experience. 

“The Sinn Féin council team in this area has delivered consistently for citizens. I intend fully to further build on this track record of delivery working in partnership with local community leaders to meet the needs and concerns of residents. 

“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 rights 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.”

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