SF Won't Stand In Three Constituencies

Sinn Fein has announced it will step aside in three constituencies in next month's General Election, instead urging voters to support other pro-Remain candidates.

President Mary Lou McDonald today announced they will not field Westminster candidates in East Belfast, South Belfast and North Down.

The announcement comes as the SDLP confirmed it will also not run candidates in North Belfast, East Belfast and North Down.

Ms McDonald said the upcoming vote is crucial and urged the electorate to "reject Brexit" and "reject the DUP".
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"The recent EU election showed there is an appetite among pro-Remain and progressive voters for increasing co-operation between those who represent the majority who voted to stay in the EU," she said.

"So I welcome the decision by the SDLP not to stand in North Belfast, East Belfast and North Down.

"That is in our opinion the right decision and we repeat our call to other pro-Remain parties to consider their position.

"For our part Sinn Féin will not be standing candidates in East Belfast, South Belfast or North Down."


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