Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson said businesses in East Derry are very concerned about the impact of the Tory Brexit agenda on the local economy.
“I met today with representatives of the Causeway Chamber and Limavady Chamber alongside my party colleagues Caoimhe Archibald and East Derry candidate Dermot Nicholl to discuss the impact of the Tory Brexit agenda.
“It is clear there is widespread concern among local businesses about Tory plans to drag us out of the EU.
“In the East Derry and Causeway area in particular many people are concerned about the future of the agri-food industry and tourism sector, both of which are key drivers of the local economy.
“I made it clear that there is a credible alternative to Brexit with our case for the north to secure designated special status within the EU and that it has been gaining support across Ireland and across Europe.
“I also spoke to people on the doorsteps in the area and told them that the upcoming Westminster election provides them with an opportunity to send a clear message to Theresa May by supporting Sinn Féin’s anti-Brexit, pro-equality candidate, Dermot Nicholl.”