L'Derry Sinn Fein MLAs Will Not Stand For Party At Next Assembly Election

Sinn Fein MLAs Martina Anderson and Karen Mullan will not stand for the party at the next assembly election.

The decision was made after a party review revealed election disappointments in L'Derry.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said: "I want to thank Martina and Karen for their tireless dedication to Sinn Féin and to the people of Derry and to welcome their commitment to help in the work of rebuilding the party in the city.
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"We owe a special thanks to their families who have supported them in their work as public representatives  

"As a long-time member of our national leadership Martina has always led from the front, as an activist, a Minister, an MEP and  MLA and she will continue to lead as the prospect of a referendum on Irish Unity comes ever closer. 

"I acknowledge that the process of reorganisation and change is challenging but it is my belief that our best days lie ahead in Derry and nationally as a new generation of republicans come forward."

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