Nominations for Leas-Uachtarán Shinn Féin close
Speaking at the closure of nominations for the post of Leas-Uachtarán Shinn Féin, the party's National Chairperson Declan Kearney said:
“Sinn Féin is in a process of renewal and regeneration, with a change of leadership. The nomination of Mary Lou McDonald for the position of Uachtarán Shinn Féin created a vacancy for the position of Leas-Uachtarán. The Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle agreed that it would be appropriate for the vacancy to be opened for nomination by the party members.
"This nomination process closed at 5pm today and Michelle O’Neill MLA received the requisite number of nominations from across the party and will now go forward as Leas-Uachtarán (elect) to the special Ard Fheis on the 10th February 2018 in the RDS Dublin.
"The formidable team of Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill will lead the party in delivering real change in the lives of citizens north and south and building a new and agreed Ireland.
"The strength and standing of Mary Lou and Michelle within Sinn Féin is reflected in the scale of nominations received and the fact that they were the obvious and uncontested choice of the Sinn Féin membership.”