Cathal Boylan, Megan Fearon and Conor Murphy created history by not only being re-elected, but by securing Sinn Féin’s highest poll ever in the constituency – 26,207 first preference votes.
Mr Boylan, speaking this afternoon, commented: “We said that what we win in this election we win for all, so now we have a job of work to do to restore public confidence in the institutions, to deal with the outstanding issues.
“We don’t need a new agreement – what we need is implementation of what is outstanding from previous agreements. We know we have a task ahead of us now but the Sinn Féin team are up for it.”
His colleague Megan Fearon – speaking of the historic election – added: “We have had a brilliant result here in Newry and Armagh and I want to thank everyone who voted for us. We value and respect your support. Our vote surged 7.4% taking 49% of the vote to ensure that we defied all expectations and kept our three MLAs.”
Conor Murphy echoed his colleagues’ sentiments, and said: “I want to thank all those activists who worked tirelessly to ensure that Sinn Féin’s mandate has been enhanced and strengthened by the electorate here in Newry and Armagh.”