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Election: Sinn Fein accused of playing sectarian card in North Belfast

By Colin O'Carroll

Published 04/05/2015

Row: the controversial Sinn Fein leaflet
Row: the controversial Sinn Fein leaflet

Sinn Fein has been accused of sectarianism over an election leaflet calling on Catholics to back its North Belfast candidate Gerry Kelly.

The leaflet points out that Catholics are now a majority in the contituency and calls on them to rally behind Mr Kelly.

The SDLP accused Sinn Fein of reducing the poll to a sectarian headcount using figures from the last census showing Catholics in a majority and classing them nationalists. Experts believe the seat is a straight fight between Sinn Fein and DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.

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