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Intimidated teacher Catherine Seeley elected Craigavon's first Sinn Fein deputy mayor

By Adrian Rutherford

Published 11/06/2014

Elected: Catherine Seeley
Elected: Catherine Seeley

A teacher who quit her job at a north Belfast school after she was the target of online sectarian abuse has been elected Craigavon's first Sinn Fein deputy mayor.

Catherine Seeley was subjected to the abuse after she was co-opted as a councillor earlier this year.

Sinn Fein leader on Craigavon council, Gemma McKenna, said: "Catherine is an excellent choice who will represent the entire council area during her tenure as deputy mayor."

She said Ms Seeley was elected "with the help of unionists' votes".

The UUP's Colin McCusker was appointed as mayor.

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