A branch of the Labour Party in Derry will offer people in the city an opportunity to get involved in “non sectarian politics.”
The party has formed a branch in the city after an absence of many years, and is chaired by Seamus Breslin with Paul Haslam as secretary.
A spokesman for the Labour Party in the Foyle constituency says the local branch will give a “badly needed voice” to local constituents.
“Many, many people have been longing for an opportunity to have a more mature debate about the real issues that affect working people and their families.
“It is an opportunity for giving a badly needed voice to these constituents and their families and it is our intention to recruit and grow the Labour Party to be in a position where it can seriously challenge the sterile and ineffective politics that we have experienced for many years.
“Never has there been a greater opportunity to put forward an egalitarian argument for improving the lives of ordinary people who are suffering in terms of economic deprivation, lack of social housing and an education system that is not fit for purpose,” the spokesman says.