Sinn Féin’s Caoimhe Archibald has thanked everyone who voted for Sinn Féin in East Derry.
Caoimhe Archibald said:
“This election saw historic results across the north for Sinn Féin. In East Derry we increased our vote by 44% since last May. I’d like to thank the 10,804 voters who gave Sinn Féin first preference and all who voted for Sinn Féin.
“The public responded positively to Sinn Féin’s message of equality, integrity and respect and returned Sinn Féin with a strengthened mandate and stronger republican representation in the Assembly.
“We will use this increased mandate to deliver for everyone in our society to secure equality, integrity and respect at the core of the political process.
“We will continue to oppose Tory austerity and campaign for designated special status for the north in the European Union.
“Sinn Féin is ready to enter negotiations on those principles.”