McDonald: Sinn Fein’s voice heard ‘loud and clear’ despite Westminster empty seats
Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald statement at her manifesto launch in Londonderry. She said it was the election of a generation due to the challenge posed to Northern Ireland by Brexit, but rejected criticism of her abstentionist policy. SDLP leader Colum Eastwood is bidding to usurp Sinn Fein in Londonderry and has vowed to go into the House of Commons and press for a second referendum if he wins the close-fought Foyle seat. Ms McDonald launched her party’s manifesto in the city on Monday.