Sinn Féin's Maeve McLaughlin has backed calls for Independent Assembly candidate Kathleen Bradley to be included on this week's Radio Foyle election debate. The call comes after the local station was criticised by Ms. Bradley for excluding her from the key hustings event. Ms. McLaughlin said:
"Someone like Kathleen Bradley is a very well known community and benefits worker in this city. Radio Foyle never had any difficulty interviewing her in the past about any amount of issues so I can't understand why she has not been invited to take part, particularly as she appears to meet the same criteria as other candidates. "I'm very disappointed by this decision. Kathleen Bradley has as much right to put herself and her policies before the electorate as anyone and I would urge Radio Foyle to rethink this decision."