Eastwood welcomes selection of Laura Devlin as Newry Council Chair

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Monday, May 4th, 2020
Politics

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MP has welcomed the selection of Newcastle Councillor Laura Devlin as the next Chair of Newry, Mourne and Down Council.

 

Mr Eastwood said that Councillor Devlin will be a first citizen for everyone in the district and will bring warmth, generosity and compassion to the role during a difficult time.

 

 

Speaking to Newry Times, Colum Eastwood MP said, “I am delighted that Laura Devlin has been selected as the next Chair of Newry, Mourne and Down Council.

“I’ve known Laura for a long time and I have absolutely no doubt that she will be an outstanding first citizen for everyone in the district.

 

 

“This is an incredibly difficult time for all of our communities, we are all experiencing loss, fear and frustration as the Covid-19 crisis continues.

“I know that Laura’s warmth, generosity and compassion will shine through and she’ll help bring people together again.

“This is a critical time for civic leadership across the North and across these islands.

 

 

“I’m looking forward to working with Laura and the incoming team of SDLP Council Chairs and Mayors to support people and communities as we get through the crisis together,” he added.

 

 

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