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Sinn Féin select candidate for West Tyrone by-election

Orfhlaith Begley who has been selected as the West Tyrone by-election candidate pictured with party Vice President Michelle O’Neill.

A CARRICKMORE solicitor has been selected as the Sinn Féin candidate for forthcoming by-election to fill the vacant West Tyrone parliamentary seat.

Orfhlaith Begley is the daughter of the party’s former chairman of Omagh District Council and its election strategist, Sean Begley.

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The 26-year-old was the party’s choice when they met at an election convention today at the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh attended by Sinn Féin Vice President, Michelle O’Neill.

The Portadown-based solicitor said she is ‘proud’ to have been selected by her party colleagues to contest the West Tyrone by-election following the resignation of Barry McElduff last month.

Orfhlaith said, “I hope to be a new voice for the constituency and look forward to working with the Sinn Féin team in West Tyrone to regain the Westminster seat and build on the first-class representation Sinn Féin provides for all. If elected MP for West Tyrone I pledge that I will be an MP for all, that I will work without fear or favour for all the people of this constituency.”

See full interview and article in tomorrow’s Tyrone Herald.

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