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John Finucane to run for North Belfast seat

2 May, 2017 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said tonight that he will be nominating Belfast solicitor John Finucane to stand as the party’s candidate in the Westminster election for North Belfast.

Gerry Kelly said:

“I am proud to be nominating John Finucane to carry the torch for Sinn Féin in next month’s Westminster election on June 8th. John will be seconded by my colleague Carál Ní Chuilín MLA.

“This election is a contest between those who want the north to remain in Europe, who stand for equality for rights and for Irish unity and the DUP who support a hard Brexit, support Tory cuts and who have set their face against equality and rights.

“Sinn Féin is the only party which can take this seat from the DUP, which can send a clear message to Theresa May that she has no mandate to take the north out of the EU, that she has no mandate for Tory cuts and she has no mandate to continue to deny equality and rights for all.

“I am confident that in John Finucane we can return a nationalist MP for the first time in the history of North Belfast and between now and June 8th we will be pulling out all the stops to make this possible.”

The Sinn Féin North Belfast selection convention will be held at the Lansdowne Hotel at 6.30pm on Wednesday night, 3 May 2017. Gerry Kelly, John Finucane and Sinn Féin leader in the north Michelle O'Neill will address the meeting and media are welcome from 6.45pm for their contributions.

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