‘Sinn Fein mandate cannot be wished away’ – Murphy

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy said that Sinn Féin won’t be deflected by the electoral battle currently raging between the unionist parties from the work to tackle the real issues of ‘defending our public services and our economy’.
Sinn Fein's Conor Murphy

Sinn Fein’s Conor Murphy

And the Newry Armagh MLA said that the days of ‘exclusion and discrimination are over’. Murphy said, “Sinn Féin has an electoral mandate to deliver real change across Ireland. That mandate will not be wished away by our political opponents who are cynically using the appalling murders of Jock Davison and Kevin McGuigan by armed criminals to create a political crisis fuelled by electoral considerations north and south. “We and the 178,000 people who voted for us in the last Assembly elections will not be excluded or discriminated against,” he insisted. “Those days are over. Sinn Féin has a record of leadership in the peace and political processes. “We have consistently faced down all those who have attempted to drag this society back to the past and we will continue to do so, no matter where that threat emanates from. The local MLA added, “Unionist politicians need to end the sham fight now and we all need to get on with the work on the real issues of defending our public services and the welfare state from the biggest Tory cuts in a lifetime.”
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