Dungiven bypass, jobs and tourism are key issues for Sinn Fein candidate

Sinn Fein east Derry candidate, Caoimhe Archibald, pictured with her nephew.

Sinn Fein east Derry candidate, Caoimhe Archibald, pictured with her nephew.

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Delivery of Dungiven bypass, job creation and development of a tourism strategy are key issues for Sinn Fein’s Westminster candidate in East Derry, Caoimhe Archibald.

Other priority issues for the Coleraine woman include rural issues such as access to broadband and securing a railway halt at Ballykelly.

“A comprehensive investment strategy for East Derry is essential to address decades of neglect from the British Government and various unionist ministers.

“The lack of effective representation by the incumbent MP has exacerbated the situation alongside groups such as invest NI with East Derry being second last in terms of investment for job creation and business growth out of all 18 constituencies,” she said.

“Investment from Sinn Féin DCAL Minister Carál Ní Cullín, in bringing the City of Culture to Derry has resulted in the economic return of some £43million, as well as the legacy strategy which is now delivering to Limavady and Coleraine.

“Job creation and economic investment is a key issue. A central aspect of this is the decentralisation of public sector jobs and Sinn Féin have successfully ensured the relocation of the Department of Agriculture Headquarters to Ballykelly and will continue to campaign for the decentralisation of public sector jobs in the North West.”

As a keen runner and swimmer Caoimhe has completed two marathons, fundraising for mental health and hospice charities when doing so.

She has been a member of her local GAA club for over 15 years and believes in the importance of promoting sport participation as a means to better quality of life for young and old alike.

She is also a strong advocate of Irish language and has been a member of Conradh na Gaeilge for five years.