The three local Sinn Féin MLA’s; Conor Murphy, Liz Kimmins and Cathal Boylan have been given new spokesperson roles, with a sharp focus on delivery ahead of a possible return to Assembly business.
Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin’s First Minister Designate said:
“In consultation with MLAs, I am restructuring the Sinn Féin Assembly team to ensure we are ready for a resumption of Assembly business.
“Our MLAs and support staff team will be focussed on working together with other parties, trade unions, businesses and public services to deliver on health, housing, jobs and the issues which matter most to all our people.
Conor Murphy MLA has been made the Sinn Féin spokesperson on the Economy.
“I’m delighted to be given this new spokesperson role and I’m keen to get to work as soon as possible, working with local businesses to help create more jobs and to take advantage of the huge opportunities presented by the protocol deal.
Sinn Féin is ready to work to transform the economic policy and performance across the north, to take advantage of the flourishing all Ireland economy and to build a stronger, fairer economy for all.
Liz Kimmins MLA, has been made the party spokesperson on social care and said:
“Our social care system needs transformational change and I look forward to working with other parties, statutory organisations and the community and voluntary sector to deliver the changes needed for people across the North.
It’s long past time we had a functioning Executive so we can get to work on these important issues, and Sinn Féin have a strong assembly team ready and willing to do that now.
Cathal Boylan MLA has been made the Sinn Féin spokesperson on transport said:
“As transport spokesperson for Sinn Féin, I want to focus on improving transport and connectivity for those who need it, particularly for our rural communities.
As well as investing in our rural roads to improve road safety for everyone travelling on our roads, we need to invest in developing a greener, first class public transport system and supporting community transport networks that are vital lifelines for our rural areas.
Michelle O’Neill concluded by saying:
I am confident that with the refreshed Sinn Féin Assembly team, working with other MLAs in the Committees and the Assembly Chamber, we can provide the type of political leadership and delivery that was evident in the last months of the last Assembly mandate.
“The negotiations between the British government and the European Union are now complete and we have an agreement. It is now time to get back to work together for all.
“That is my commitment and the commitment of the Sinn Féin Assembly team.”