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Sinn Féin bids to up councillor numbers 12.09.08

SINN Féin's bid to get more Inishowen councillors elected to Donegal County Council and Buncrana Town Council kicks off on Sunday.
The party will hold its convention that day to select who will run for the Inishowen Electoral Area of the county council and the peninsula's only town council. It has already revealed that Carndonagh publican Sean Ruddy will be among the candidates.
Inis Eoghain Sinn Féin chairperson, Tony Doherty said the members were entering the campaign "with confidence".
“Last year, over 4,500 voters across Inishowen gave our candidate, Pádraig MacLochlainn their first preference support. It is clear that we have a real opportunity to elect a second county councillor with that level of support," he said.
“Since that superb result, we have delivered a constituency office to support the people of Inishowen, now open over a year. Our two councillors Daren Lalor and Pádraig MacLochlainn have reported an extremely busy year and our members across Inishowen have maintained the office through their fundraising efforts." He said the local members had "worked hand in hand" with the elected representatives to deliver for their communities and campaign on a wide range of issues.
“As soon as the convention ends on Sunday, our election campaign begins. We are determined to elect more Sinn Féin representatives onto Donegal County Council and Buncrana Town Council next year," added Mr. Doherty. The selection convention will be held in Simpson's function room, Tul na Ri, Carndonagh, at 5pm.
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