Sinn Féin have announced their candidates for each DEA in the Causeway Coast and Glen’s area following a packed candidate launch in Ballymoney Town Hall.
John O’Dowd MLA officially launched the candidates and addressed the room stating: “This is a momentous occasion and I congratulate the outstanding team of candidates that have been selected. This is the first time that Sinn Féin held such an event in Ballymoney Town which is significant in itself.
“Our first candidate was elected in this area as the sole Sinn Féin representative on Ballymoney Council in 2001 and we stand here tonight launching 12 candidates across the Causeway Coast and Glens area.
“There is a mood in nationalism that is strong and confident, and we are moving forward for change. I wish all our candidates the best of luck in the weeks and months ahead.”
The candidates selected in each DEA are as follows:
Bann DEA – Sean Bateson
Coleraine DEA – Ciarán Archibald
Causeway DEA – Emma Thompson
Benbradagh DEA – Sean McGlinchey, Kathleen McGurk and Dermot Nicholl
Limavady DEA – Brenda Chivers
Glens DEA – Cara McShane, Kieran Mulholland and Oliver McMullan
Ballymoney DEA – Leanne Peacock and Cathal McLaughlin