GLENS Moyle District Councillor, Colum Thompson, who recently switched from Independent to Sinn Fein has, this week, outlined the reasons for joining Sinn Fein.
In a statement, he said: “I stood as an Independent at the last election, however my time as a councilor could, up until now, be described as isolated and frustrating.
“I had asked for several meetings with different ministers to discuss a range of issues which were having a direct effect on the people in The Glens however my requests often fell on deaf ears.
“I felt as if I was making a lot of noise but at a higher level no one was listening. Through time I found that my politics, ideas and policies were very similar to that of Sinn Fein’s and I decided to apply for membership of the party.
“I made my decision in the best interests of the local community and I believe that being part of a strong, vibrant and growing political party I am now best placed to aid and assist in delivering improved facilities and services for the people of The Glens.”