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McNulty thanks those who supported his Westminster campaign

The SDLP’s Justin McNulty has thanked the 12,036 people from Newry and Armagh Constituency who voted for him for Westminster.

Speaking after the overnight count in Banbridge, Justin McNulty said, “It has been an incredible experience to go before the public to ask for their vote. I am extremely thankful to all 12,036 people who came out and voted for the SDLP. We are deeply humbled by their support and I am very grateful for the many messages of good wishes and support from right across this constituency.

“I am disappointed that we didn’t win the election on this occasion. As with every contest in my life I went into this to win it. But I believe my first election result with over 12,000 votes is a strong foundation to build on for the future.”

“I am very proud that we ran a very positive and energetic campaign. In the face of very negative campaigning from others we never got caught up in negative politics.  And in the face of sectarian pacts and sectarian head counts, thousands of people turned to me for new, positive representation for all people.

“I take this opportunity to sincerely thank my many election workers who worked tireless in this election. It was great to have the energy, belief and conviction of so many SDLP activists.

“We are delighted to increase the SDLP vote in Newry and Armagh and believe this is a strong foundation for the future of the party. This coupled with the good work of our councillors and MLA Dominic Bradley ensures the people of Newry and Armagh continue to have positive representation at all levels.”

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