McGrath, Rogers and Bradley set for South Down contest

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Monday, October 19th, 2015
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SDLP representatives Sean Rogers MLA, Cllr Colin McGrath and Sinead Bradley have been selected to contest the Assembly Election in South Down. sdlpThey were chosen as the party’s candidates in a selection convention held in Newcastle yesterday evening. Cllr Colin McGrath said, “I am delighted to secure this nomination and together with my party colleagues we will be offering a fresh approach to Assembly politics in South Down. We know and share the issues that people face here. “I have a track record of working hard in my area and I want to gain the support of people so I can operate on a wider basis,” he stated. Colin added, “This election will be difficult because many people now view the Assembly and Stormont as a failure – stop/go politics, in-out Ministers, huff and puff leadership. I want to see something different, an Assembly that works for the people and delivers for the people to make their lives and those of their children better.” Sinead Bradley said, “I feel both humbled and privileged to have been selected as an SDLP candidate to seek election in the area of South Down that was previously represented by my father. My selection makes me the third generation from my family to present themselves for public office. “In going forward I will endeavour to draw on the philosophy shared by my father and his uncle Peadar Barry before him, namely that it is the people and the issues of the people that are of paramount importance for any public servant. “To this end I look forward to launching a strong electoral campaign, focusing on the issues that matter most, such as securing the best possible health services and the creation of lasting and meaningful employment,” Sinead added. Seán Rogers said, “Having served as an MLA for the constituency for the past three years, I am honoured that the members of the SDLP have demonstrated a continued confidence in my work. “I have immensely enjoyed working for people from all over the South Down area and with this renewed party endorsement behind me I look forward to continuing in that role.” More on this story: SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley to retire from politics SDLP MLA Karen McKevitt will not seek party nomination for South Down  

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