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New Newry Sinn Féin Councillor vows to help build ‘cleaner, greener, safer, stronger communities’

New Sinn Fein Councillor Declan Murphy has said that he is looking forward to working with his party colleagues and all who wished to help build a cleaner, greener, stronger and safer community throughout the Council area.

He was speaking after being formally co-opted on to Newry, Mourne and Down Council to replace Liz Kimmins, who is now serving in the Assembly.

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Speaking to Newry Times, the Camlough man said, “I would like to thank Sinn Féin for giving me the opportunity to serve as part of the Newry, Mourne and Down Council team.

 

 

“I look forward to working with my party colleagues and all who wish to deliver effective, affordable and accessible services to the residents of this Council District.

“There is a continued need to work at grass root level with people, voluntary groups and agencies to build cleaner, greener, stronger and safer communities.”

The Sinn Féin Councillor continued, “I have been involved in national and community politics all my life and I’m currently the chairperson of the Camlough Community Association and a Social Partner on both the Policing Committee and Community Safety Partnership and on the Newry, Mourne and Down Peace Partnership.

 

 

“Many of those who work at grass root level feel undervalued and their work underfunded.

“I will endeavour to ensure that their voice is heard and their work supported.”

The south Armagh Councillor added, “My key priorities will include ensuring we have an impartial and efficient police service that tackles house break-ins and criminal gangs. 

 

 

“I will also endeavour to ensure the council uses its resources to attract investment, jobs and affordable housing for the people of this area.”

 

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