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Danny Baker selected for co-option to Belfast City Council

6 November, 2017

Speaking after being selected to go forward to be co-opted to replace David Bell as a councillor for the Collin DEA in Belfast City Council, Sinn Féin activist Danny Baker said:

"I am proud and honoured to have been chosen by Lagmore Sinn Féin to go forward to the Ard Chomhairle for approval to be co-opted to Belfast City Council to replace David Bell as a councillor for Collin DEA.

"I want to thank my colleagues for placing their faith in me to represent this area and I want to play my part in continuing the growth of Sinn Féin in this area and in Belfast City Council. 

"I particularly want to thank David for the many years of work he has put in as a Sinn Féin councillor in this area.

"He topped the poll twice in the council elections and that illustrates the support he had from residents in this area.

"I want to build on David's great work locally and learn from him as we move forward.

"Momentum has been building behind Sinn Féin's platform of equality, rights and Irish unity and, if my selection is approved, I will do all in my power to advance that programme.”ENDS/CRÍOCH

Danny Baker Bio

Lagmore Sinn Féin activist Danny Baker has been selected to replace David Bell as councillor and his nomination will now go forward to the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle for approval.

Danny Baker is a thirty-five year-old married father of three from the Lagmore area.

He is a former pupil of La Salle Secondary School in West Belfast and graduated from Queens University Belfast with a degree in politics.

Danny has been a Sinn Féin activist from 2005 and is vice-chairperson of Lagmore Sinn Féin cumann.

He has also recently acted as the party's Director of Elections in the area.

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