Newry Councillor hits out at Sinn Féin’s ‘dishonest electioneering’ | Newry Times

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
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SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has hit out at Sinn Féin for their ‘dishonest and disingenuous electioneering’.


Newry Councillor hits out at Sinn Féin's ‘dishonest electioneering’ - Newry Times - news newry co down


Speaking after an event in Meigh, Councillor Savage explains, “What we’re seeing here is a desperate attempt by Sinn Fein to provide cover for themselves and their atrocious record in government.



“Earlier this year, the Department for Infrastructure released a Planning Advice Notice (PAN) to provide clarity in guidance around rural planning and countryside development.

“After listening to the concerns of rural communities and their representatives, SDLP Minister Mallon acted and instructed her Department to bin that PAN.

“Nichola Mallon has been an outstanding Minister since Stormont was restored after 3 years of DUP/SF orchestrated paralysis.

“Time and again, Minister Mallon has shown that she is a strong leader with a listening ear.

“Rather than work constructively with her to advance the interests of rural communities, Sinn Féin has once again shown that they are only interested in sniping from the sidelines,” he insists.



“Sinn Féin’s latest attempt at rabble-rousing in Meigh isn’t just opportunistic, it’s entirely dishonest.

“They were two steps behind Minister Mallon, who had already responded to the concerns of rural communities by directing her Department to bin the PAN a week prior, on 15 October. 

“It’s dishonest to bring well-intentioned local people into a venue with a view to doing nothing only mislead them and subject them to political spin.



“These antics show that SF has nothing to offer our people except smoke, mirrors, and petty politicking,” Councillor Savage adds.


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