SINN Féin MLA candidate, Naomi Bailie, has called on young people to make their vote count in the upcoming Assembly and Council elections on May 5th.
Miss Bailie said, “As a young person I understand the questions that my peers are asking when deciding which party to vote for on May 5th. Issues such as tuition fees, youth provision, and jobs for the future are all high on the agenda. Sinn Féin has led the way in fighting the Tory cuts, and we have a strong record of persevering when others settle for less.
“This was illustrated in the last Assembly when Sinn Féin proposed the abolition of student fees and the SDLP cowered and eventually opposed us. This is not good enough – Sinn Féin believes that education is a right, not a privilege – and we will continue to fight for this principle.”
“Across South Down, Sinn Féin has a clear track record within local councils for fighting for new and improved facilities. By voting for our candidates we can continue to prioritise the provision of leisure facilities.
“Locally, many young people are forced to emigrate in order to find employment. Sinn Féin has launched a local job creation plan which clearly maps out solutions to this problem. It is unacceptable that south Down is being drained of skilled workers and educated young people who are forced to leave their families to travel abroad.
“Sinn Féin is a party of the future. We will use your vote to address all of these problems and more which young people across the constituency are faced with every day.
“On the 5th May, use your vote wisely and make your vote count. Vótáil Sinn Féin.”