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07 Aug 2022

SDLP wish Mark Durkan well in upcoming European elections

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The SDLP has wished its former party leader Mark Durkan well in the upcoming European elections. Mr Durkan (pictured) revealed earlier today that he was to contest the May election for Fine Gael in a Dublin constituency. An SDLP Spokesperson said: “Mark Durkan provided the people of Derry with a first class public service for decades. He is a first class parliamentarian and his regrettable absence on the benches of Westminster has not gone unnoticed by parties and communities alike. “We wish him well in the upcoming European election. Ireland can only benefit from having Mark Durkan back on a parliament bench.” The 58-year-old previously served as an SDLP MP in Westminster until he lost the Foyle seat in 2017 to Sinn Fein's Elisha McCallion..

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