11/01/2018

Sinn Fein's Jim McVeigh To Stand Down As Belfast Councillor

Sinn Fein's Jim McVeigh has confirmed he is stepping down as a Councillor.

The leader of the Sinn Fein group on the Belfast City Council announced that he will officially stand down in February.

However, he will continue to work as a Sinn Fein and trade union activist.

Mr McVeigh said: "It has been a privilege to have represented the citizens of Belfast for seven years and to have led the Sinn Féin team in Belfast City Council.

"Our team there have championed and promoted equality and respect for all citizens and all communities across Belfast. 
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"We led the drive for an investment strategy which has delivered unprecedented resources for public services and public amenities, creating and sustaining thousands of jobs across Belfast. 

"I am particularly proud of the role that our Sinn Féin team played in delivering that investment and creating those jobs and I know they will continue to deliver for all the citizens of Belfast.

"I am now stepping down in order to concentrate on my work as a trade union official with SIPTU and to help advance workers' rights and workers' unity across the Island of Ireland."

(CD/LM)

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