26 January 2006

British move first step in ending discrimination against Sinn Féin electorate

Sinn Féin

Published: 26 January, 2006

Sinn Féin MP for Newry & Armagh Conor Murphy commenting on the announcement that the British government are moving motions to reinstate the party's Westminster allowances and other monies due to the party today said:

"The removal of Sinn Féin allowances and the denial of policy development grants to the party was an attempt by the British government to damage the electoral rise of Sinn Féin and skew the political landscape in favour of our opponents.

"The announcement today by Peter Hain that he is to table motions dealing with both the Westminster allowances and the other monies due to the party is a first step in righting this wrong and ending what is blatant discrimination against our electorate.

"Sinn Féin will continue to watch this situation closely and we will not rest until our electorate are afforded their full rights and entitlements." ENDS

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