SDLP MLA McNulty to seek re-election

January 23, 2017

The SDLP has confirmed that Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA is to seek re-election to the Assembly in the upcoming poll on March 2nd.

Speaking about his nomination Mr McNulty said it was ‘a tremendous honour to once again seek election to the Assembly to represent the people of Newry and Armagh.”

The SDLP MLA said that despite the political intuitions having been plunged into a crisis “not of the SDLP’s making”, his party is only too happy to go before the electorate again and seek their support to bring forward solutions “in an atmosphere of collaboration for the greater good.”

“In the time I have been at the Assembly, I have been a strong voice on the issues which matter to people locally and I’m asking the people of Newry and Armagh to give me the opportunity to do so again.

“The Assembly has been plunged into controversy again, with corruption, cronyism and incompetence at the heart of the Executive and government. This is not how it was supposed to be. The people need an Executive which can work together, that delivers for everyone and that’s accountable to the public.

“At a time when Brexit threatens massive economic, social, cultural and political challenges we need a Government and an Assembly that seeks to protect all of our interests. This is the message I and my SDLP colleagues across the north will be bringing to the door steps in the weeks running up to the 2nd March.”

Endorsing Mr McNulty’s candidacy, SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA added described him as “a tireless representative for the people of Newry and Armagh and a dedicated member of the SDLP’s Assembly team.”

“He has distinguished himself on the campaigns to improve broadband and rail services for his constituency and has been steadfast in defending his border county from the Hard Brexit being pursued by Theresa May.

“I have no doubt that the people of Newry and Armagh will recognise the contribution he has made in this short time and will return him as their MLA.”