[Sinn Fein]

8th June 1999

Nationalists must maximise turnout

Speaking at his last press conference before polling day on Thursday, Sinn Fein EU Candidate Mitchel McLaughlin said:

``After a three week exhaustive election campaign I am very pleased with the response we received across the six counties.

``I believe that the main theme of our election, to win a second nationalist seat, has caught the imagination of nationalist voters. They know that we can achieve this goal. A strong nationalist turnout will strengthen the peace press, win a second seat and put a Sinn Fein voice in the European parliament.

``Equally importantly, a Sinn Fein voice in Europe will mean a voice for radical reform of the European Union, the CAP, structural funds and the building of an equality based social Europe.

``I am firmly of the view that if we can maximise the nationalist vote on polling day then we can win a second seat for nationalists.

``I am appealing to the nationalist people of the six counties to seize this historic opportunity and return two nationalist MEP's to the European parliament.''

Sinn Fein Press Office, 44 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Tel: +353-1-8726100 and +353-1-8726839   ·   Fax +353-1-8733074
E-mail: sinnfein@irlnet.com   ·   Website: http://www.sinnfein.org

Sinn Fein   ·   Sinn Fein Documents
Web publication by sfweb@irlnet.com