According to this report on the BBC, the SDLP are considering standing aside in the West Tyrone contest for Westminster to give the Independent candidate Kieran Deeny a clearer run against the “absentee MP”, Sinn Féin’s Pat Doherty. As another successful single issue candidate stated recently – “As soon as voters realise that a vote for the independent candidate is not a wasted vote they will flock to the cause – if only to register their frustration with the current political scene.” – one thing’s certain, there is plenty of frustration with the current political scene here.
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