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.


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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