Derry Sinn Féin to confirm Westminster candidate

Derry Sinn Féin is to hold a selection convention this week to ratify its candidate for an expected Westminster election.

The party’s Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill will be the main speaker at the event where sitting MP Elisha McCallion is expected to be selected as the Sinn Féin candidate.

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said: “With the chaos in Westminster continuing, the likelihood of an election is increasing.

“That election will be our opportunity to reject the madness of the Tory/DUP Brexit and build support for Irish Unity. Sinn Féin is ready to fight that election and to seize the opportunity to unseat Brexiteer DUP MPs.

“In the last Westminster election, the nationalist people sent a powerful message by turning its back on Westminster and returning seven Sinn Féin MP’s, including the historic victory of Elisha McCallion in Foyle.

“Given the catastrophe that Westminster is attempting to force upon our island it is vital that we continue to show Dublin, Europe and the world that we still reject Brexit, borders and the DUP.”

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The selection convention will take place in the Maldron Hotel on Wednesday night , starting at 7pm and is open to the media.