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New face to take post at Belfast City Hall for Sinn Fein

By Staff Reporter

Sinn Fein has announced that one of its councillors in Belfast is to stand down.

David Bell was elected to Lisburn council in 2011 and then, after the boundary changes, to City Hall in 2014.

A Sinn Fein spokesperson said Lagmore activist Danny Baker is the sole nomination to replace Mr Bell as councillor.

The Queen's University politics graduate is vice-chairperson of Lagmore Sinn Fein and acted as the party's director of elections in the area.

Mr Bell said: "It has been an honour and privilege to represent the people of Lagmore and Mount Eagles on behalf of Sinn Fein for the past seven years.

"With the increased responsibilities I have as a teacher, and to my family, it is in the best interests of the people that I step aside to allow someone who can commit to the workload required to fulfil that position.

"I look forward to continuing to work as a Sinn Fein activist in the Lagmore area and doing whatever I can to help my community and stand up for those without a voice."

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