Sinn Féin has said that there is an opportunity to elect two Sinn Féin candidates in North Antrim in the forthcoming Assembly election.
Speaking at a selection convention where he and Cara McShane were endorsed by the local membership, Daithi McKay said: “Sinn Féin has grown in North Antrim over the past few years to an extent that we have decided to stand two candidates this time around.
“My friend and colleague Councillor Cara McShane is a formidable candidate who has held the position of Chairperson of the old Moyle Council and topped the poll in the recent Council election.
“Sinn Féin will go to the polls on a manifesto of fighting austerity and building a society built upon equality.
Cara McShane added: “It is a privilege to be selected to stand in the Assembly and I am confident that the Sinn Féin team in North Antrim have the ability and commitment to deliver an increase in the Republican vote in the constituency.
“We have the opportunity to change the political landscape on this island forever.”