Sinn Fein ratifies Kelly as election candidate
WEXFORD town councillor Anthony Kelly (pictured) has been chosen to run as a Sinn Fein candidate in Wexford in the forthcoming General Election.
Cllr. Kelly was returned unopposed at a selection convention held in St. Joseph's Centre in Bishopswater.
Speaking after his selection, Cllr. Kelly said he felt very proud to represent Sinn Fein at this crucial moment in Irish politics and thanked party members for their support.
'It's not going to be easy. The polls show us riding high but I've never paid much attention to them. What matters is action,' he said. Cllr. Kelly said the people of Wexford have the power to take action on election day and vote in a new voice. His party is presenting truly alternative policies to the tired consensus being offered up by Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour. 'I look forward to bringing these policies to the Wexford people. I think they will see that Sinn Fein is now the only opposition party left in this country. It's time to make the big change for Wexford,' he said.
Incidentally, the Sinn Fein candidate last time out, Cllr. John Dwyer from New Ross, will this time be running as an Independent Left candidate as he is no longer a member of the party.