Labour MP to watch Candystripes

Mr Coaker, the north's shadow sec. of state, is Brandywell bound
Mr Coaker, the north's shadow sec. of state, is Brandywell bound
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The North’s Shadow Secretary of State is to take in tomorrow night’s match at the Brandywell during a visit to Derry.

Labour MP Vernon Coaker will accompany Mark Durkan to Derry City’s game with Dundalk during his one day trip to the North West.

He will also visit the Port in Lisahally tomorrow morning (weather permitting) and then travel by boat to the Derry City Council offices to meet with local civic leaders and Culture Company representatives.

In the afternoon he will visit The Playhouse to see the final day of The Celtic Media Festival and have meetings with local community groups before attending the match.

“The fact that Vernon Coaker has taken time out to come to Derry shows he is committed to keeping as well-informed as possible. He impresses me as someone who is amiable, keen to learn, anxious to help and ready to talk straight,” Mr Durkan says.

“It will hopefully be the first of many visits to Derry in his capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.”