McCrossan to contest Westminster election

The SDLP has selected Daniel McCrossan to contest the Westminster election in West Tyrone.

Speaking after he was chosen as the party’s candidate, the West Tyrone MLA said that local people “deserve more than an empty seat” while Brexit threatens jobs, businesses and communities at the border.

He said, “Brexit is a national emergency, particularly in communities like ours where travelling across the border for work, to visit family or just to get where you need to be is an everyday fact of life.

Mr McCrossan promised the people in West Tyrone that he will never abstain “on our future”.

He continued, “This is a moment for leadership. I will never abstain on the need for investment in people and communities here. I will never abstain on protecting the Good Friday Agreement or the people I represent. With no Executive and no Assembly for 1000 days, our future is being decided in London and we’re having no say in it. No more.

“This is a defining election. It is a moment of choice and a moment for change. I am not content to continue with the direction of travel. I will not sit idly by as our interests are undermined. Brexit can be stopped at Westminster. SDLP MPs will vote to stop Brexit.”

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