Adams reaches out to Shankill

In the aftermath of the Assembly election, in which Sinn Fein captured the solitary unionist seat in west Belfast (held by Diane Dodds of the DUP), Sinn Fein President- and local MP- Gerry Adams has declared that Sinn Fein will be exploring possible ways of expanding the party’s constituency service to make it more accessible to unionists.

In a letter carried in the Andersonstown News, Adams stated that his party “has begun reviewing our programme of work across the West Belfast constituency. This will include looking at how we can build on our relationships, and accessibility to further deliver for the people of the Shankill and Black’s Road.”

The Sinn Fein MP does mention in his letter that the party has been contacted in the past by unionists from the Shankill/ Blacks Rd area about constituency matters, but the Sinn Fein President is clearly intent on building on these foundations for the future.


Discover more from Slugger O'Toole

Subscribe to get the latest posts sent to your email.

Categories Uncategorised

We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!

For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.

Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.

If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.