Watch: Alliance candidate refused count centre entry for 30mins with breast-fed baby
Mid Ulster Alliance candidate tells us about the moment her son Charlie was refused entry to count. He's breast and needs his mum. pic.twitter.com/iV4bUbLbja— Sharon O'Neill (@sharon_utv) March 3, 2017
A breast-feeding mother and Assembly election candidate has been refused entry into a count centre with her baby.
Fay Watson had to wait outside the Mid Ulster count centre after initially being refused entry.
She told UTV: "I knew children under 12 were not allowed in - but thought in the case of breast-feeding women I'd be allowed in.
"So I had to wait outside for 30 minutes until they eventually let me in - which I am very grateful for."
The Electoral Office has been contacted for a comment
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