McCann says he's the man for those in Foyle who want radical change

People Before Profit candidate Eamonn McCann has urged everyone in Foyle who wants radical change to help the party keep the seat it won in Derry last May.

Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 3:19 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:47 am
Foyle People Before Profit candidate Eamon McCann. (Photo Lorcan Doherty /

“Our message - that the rule of the two biggest parties guarantees sectarian deadlock and failure - is more relevant now than ever,” he said.

“Over recent years, Derry has had the highest-level representation of any constituency in the North – Ministers, MPs, MEPs, chairpersons of Assembly Committees, etc. But we are still at the back of the queue,” he added.

“This is what happens when we elect parties which represent one community only. Instead of serving the people, they spend their time at Stormont head-butting one another. They have no fight left in them when it comes to standing up for working class families irrespective of community,” said Mr. McCann.

The veteran socialist and civil rights campaigner acknowledged the margins in Foyle will be fine.

“We know we are up against it. Thursday’s election will be the tightest in memory. There were six seats last time, only five now. Over the course of the campaign, People Before Profit has been the main target of insult, distortion and lies from Sinn Fein and the DUP. They both know that we represent the biggest challenge to their domination.

“If you want to move forward towards a society in which the community you come from means less that the sort of country you want to live in, come out on Thursday and vote for People Before Profit.”