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Five confirmed to contest Newry and Armagh seat

It’s official – five candidates will battle it out for the Newry and Armagh Parliamentary seat – as revealed by Armagh I on Monday.

Nominations for the May 7 polls officially closed at 4pm this afternoon.

The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland has now confirmed all nominations received.

They are Mickey Brady, hoping to replace his Sinn Fein colleague, Conor Murphy, as local MP.

But the SDLP will be represented by former Armagh All-Ireland 2002 winning team member Justin McNulty.

The Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy is running after a pact for the constituency saw the DUP stand down its candidate William Irwin.

Meanwhile, the Alliance Party will be represented by Kate Nicholl, and the Conservative Party by Robert Rigby, a councillor in Westminster.

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