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EU Election 2019

Can anyone lend me a foot? Sinn Fein's Martina Anderson laughs off injury days before European election

Martina Anderson is selected as Sinn Fein’s Northern Ireland candidate for the European elections (Niall Carson/PA)
Martina Anderson is selected as Sinn Fein’s Northern Ireland candidate for the European elections (Niall Carson/PA)
Mark Edwards

By Mark Edwards

Sinn Fein European election candidate Martina Anderson has joked that she needs to "borrow a foot" until May 23 after badly injuring her foot.

Ms Anderson said that she needed a bit of tender loving care after she fell over a light that was on the ground.

The republican stalwart said she was determined not to let the accident "put her down" after posting a picture of her injured foot on social media.

"It's getting blacker by the hour!" she said.

The injury is sure to make the rest of Ms Anderson's campaigning a bit of a struggle.

Other candidates standing in the European Election on May 23 are:

Naomi Long, Alliance Party

Diane Dodds, DUP

Colum Eastwood, SDLP

Jim Allister, TUV

Danny Kennedy, UUP

Claire Bailey, Green Party

Robert Hill, UKIP

Amandeep Bhogal, Conservatives

Neil McCann, Independent

Jane Morrice, Independent

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