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Portuguese man to make poll history

Published 08/02/2011

The first Portuguese national to stand for election in Northern Ireland has been selected by the SDLP.

Daniel Gouveia (39), an interpreter, originally from Lisbon in Portugal, will be standing for Craigavon Borough Council in the May local government elections.

Mr Gouveia said: “There is a great appetite among the Portuguese community to get involved in local politics in Craigavon and I will try my best to give a voice to new citizens and indeed everyone.”

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