Bobby Sands Elected MP On This Day 1981
On this day in 1981, the people of Fermanagh and South Tyrone went to the polls.
Bobby Sands, was on hunger strike for recognition as a political prisoner. Margaret Thatcher the British Prime Minister called him a terrorist. He would become their MP with a larger vote than Thatcher ever received.
Early on the morning of April 10th, he was elected the Peoples MP’s.
Hear the inside story of Bobby Sands' election. Jim Gibney tells Friends of Sinn Féin the amazing true story.
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