Sinn Fein privately are admitting that Derry is gone to Durkan. One report says it’s looking like a 2,000 majority. They’ve polled well in Shantallow and Pennyburn. It looks like they are going to do well in the locals too. A new card of youthful councillors seems to have gone down well with the electorate. It looks like Slugger taken in by a bit of spit. Should Martin and Mitchel have swapped?
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