Monday, February 5, 2007

Durkan Rallies the Troops in Belfast

Saturday 3rd February. Party Leader Mark Durkan was on fine form today adressing candidates and election workers about the upcoming elections. In a strong performance he called on workers to get out to constituencies and fight. He said that we were in a difficult election campaign - we know it, so we should show it.

Around 300 people were introduced to the candidates and heard speeches from the local MP Alasdair McDonnell, Eddie McGrady MP and the Party Leader. Former Leader John Hume was given a standing ovation when he presented the Dan McAreavey trophy to outgoing MLA and Party Chairman Sean Farren.

All business was concluded by 1 PM when candidates returned to their contituencies 'to prepare for Government' and a gang headed to Strangford for a leaflet drop aimed at delivering Cllr Joe Boyle (pictured above with Mark) as the first ever Nationalist MLA for Strangford.

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