After a turbulant year, filled with controversy, former Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff has made a triumphant return to politics.
The Carrickmore man has now officially been elected to the Omagh Town DEA of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council as he makes a return to grassroots politics.
Only ten votes short of the quota after the first count, transfers from Barry Brown (CISTA) took Mr McElduff over the line on stage three.
Mr McElduff has admitted it has been a tough year following the controversial Kingsmill bread incident in January 2018, which saw him resign his position as West Tyrone MP.
He says he now wants to return to doing what he enjoys best, working and serving the community.
Mr McElduff, “I see this as a political re-emergence. I would like to thank the people of Omagh who have come out and voted for myself and Sinn Fein at this election. I have received a lot of empathy from the people of Omagh town over the past year. The people have had their say and I am committed to representing them to the best of my ability.”
See full election coverage in Monday’s Tyrone Herald.