Sinn Féin delivers strong push in days before election
With elections only days away, and the party standing a record number of candidates, the Sinn Féin leadership team started a 2 day tour across all 11 council areas ahead of Thursday's hugely important election.
Running on a platform designed to work for all, these elections offer a clear choice for every voter interested in positive, progressive leadership.
Outlined in the election manifesto, Sinn Féin has clearly outlined their plans for creating solutions to the increasing cost of living crisis, housing, education, workers’ rights, climate and the environment, and planning for unity.
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald said, “We are standing 162 candidates, more Sinn Féin candidates than ever before in a local council election and over 40% of them are women.
“We are standing candidates in areas that have never had a Sinn Féin representative or candidate.
“Sinn Féin’s goal of becoming the largest party in local government for the first time is not about seats in councils. It is about electing people rooted in your community to represent your needs. To make sure your voice is heard loud and clear. To get the job done. It is time to build a better future for everyone.”
First Minister Elect, and Sinn Fén Vice President, Michelle O’Niell said, “Sinn Féin is standing a record number of candidates across the North, giving people the opportunity to endorse positive and progressive leadership.
“This election is now more important than ever.
“It is an opportunity for you to send a clear signal, and show your support for a party that is ready to work with others to get the Executive up and running.”
Council elections will take place on Thursday, May 18th 2023. Counting ballots will take many days and it will be nearly a week before results can be confirmed. You can learn more about the Single Transferable Vote process here.