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'Formidable team' of Sinn Féin candidates nominates for Super Council
Published: 15 April, 2014
Omagh Sinn Féin's ten strong team of candidates nominated on Tuesday 15th April to contest May's election to the new Omagh-Fermanagh Council with three party candidates to each contest the West Tyrone and Omagh Town Electoral Area and four in the Mid Tyrone Electoral Area. They'll be joined by eleven Sinn Féin candidates from Fermanagh.
The late inclusion of Catherine Kelly as a candidate in Omagh town means that Sinn Féin is now running 21 candidates across the new Omagh Fermanagh Super Council, which if elected, would give them a majority.
Describing the candidates as a 'formidable team', Sinn Féin's Council group leader and Council Chairperson Marty McColgan also paid tribute to Cllrs Sean Begley, Peter Kelly and Anne Quinn who will not be in the line-up for this year's local elections.
"The ten candidates nominated represent a strong and formidable team- a combination of vast experience and youth and all with a proven track record of commitment, hard work and activism. In West Tyrone, sitting Councillors Frankie Donnelly and Glen Campbell will be joined by Stephen McCann. In Omagh Town, sitting Councillor, Sorcha McAnespy and I will be joined by 27 year old Catherine Kelly. And in Mid Tyrone, three sitting Councillors, Anne Marie Fitzgerald, Sean Donnelly and Sean Clarke will be joined by Carrickmore man, Barry McNally."
"At both a personal and political level I would like to pay tribute to Councillors Sean Begley, Peter Kelly and Anne Quinn who will not be contesting this year's election. They all have been party stalwarts and will continue to play an integral role in Sinn Féin's further growth and development in Omagh District."
Pat Doherty MP said,
"As well as continuing to provide our excellent constituency service, our strong dynamic group of Councillors are committed to keeping Omagh at the heart of local government in the new Super Council, and working for inward investment, attracting business and job creation to help combat the concerning levels of forced emigration of our young people."
"It's extremely heartening to be working with such a strong All Ireland team. Sinn Féin are standing over 350 local government candidates across Ireland and we're especially driven and excited locally by the challenge of winning an overall majority across the new Super Council."
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