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10 Aug 2022

Council Election: Foyleside re-elects an Independent as Sinn Fein take another hit in Derry

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The Foyleside DEA in Derry has seen the re-election of an Independent candidate in a dramatic conclusion to the race on the sixth and final count. Whilst Sean Carr (Independent) and Michael Cooper both got across the line below the quota of 1,227, long serving Sinn Fein Councillor Eric McGinley will not be returning to the Guildhall. In the end the candidates elected in Foyleside were, Mary Durkan (SDLP), Shauna Cusack (SDLP), Shaun Harkin (PBPA), Sean Carr (Independent) and Michael Cooper (Sinn Fein).

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