Sinn Féin candidates in the upcoming local government election handed in their nominations yesterday morning.
The candidates, accompanied by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, handed in their nomination papers at the Derry City Council offices on Strand Road.
The election will be held on May 22 and will elect candidate to the new ‘super council’ which will see the merger of the existing Derry and Strabane council areas.
Sinn Féin’s candidates are; Liam Friel, Patricia Logue, Kevin Campbell, and Colly Kelly (The Moor); Bridget Meehan and Christopher Jackson (Waterside); Paul Fleming and Mickey McCrossan (Faughan); Eric McGinley, Barney O’Hagan, and Mickey Cooper (Foyleside); and Elisha McCallion, Tony Hassan and Sandra Duffy (Ballyarnett).
Ten of the candidates are sitting members of Derry City Council.
Meanwhile, Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson lodged her nomination papers on Tuesday to contest the European Parliament elections, which will be held on the same day as the local government elections on May 22.