The SDLP has nominated councillor Thomas O’Hanlon and councillor Gráinne O’Neill as its candidates for Armagh in the upcoming local government election.
Councillors O’Hanlon and O’Neill have submitted their nomination papers to Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.
SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood paid tribute to their work on council.
Foyle MP Mr Eastwood said:
“Thomas O’Hanlon has been an SDLP representative in the Armagh area for nearly two decades and during that time he has worked tirelessly on behalf of people in this area. Since joining our council team Gráinne O’Neill has shown herself to be a capable and dedicated community activist, shining a spotlight on important issues and bringing a new perspective to council on a range of issues.
“Councillors of the calibre of Thomas and Gráinne are not easy to find and I hope to see them re-elected so that they can carry on and build on their good work for people in Armagh. Both are passionate and determined to change things for the better for families here.”
Councillor O’Hanlon said:
“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve my local community on council for over 18 years and I’m determined to keep giving my all to help people in Armagh. I understand that times have been very difficult for families recently and we need representatives who are determined to deliver the best council services for people here, while highlighting the issues that we are all facing in our daily lives.
Councillor O’Neill said:
“During my time on council I have been lucky enough to shine a spotlight on a number of issues close to my heart, while working with a number of community groups to support them and advocate on the challenges they are experiencing, particularly involving our young people. I still have so much more I want to achieve and people I believe I can help and am determined to be part of a strong SDLP team on ABC council delivering for families here.”