- 07 May 16
He's People Before Profit's second Northern Irish MLA
Hearty Hot Press congratulations to our columnist Eamonn McCann who’s grabbed a second seat for People Before Profit in the Foyle constituency.
With Gerry Carroll sensationally topping the poll for PBP yesterday in Sinn Fein’s West Belfast stronghold, the cross-border anti-austerity party has as many Stormont MLAs as the Greens.
Eamonn has been contesting elections since 1969 but has never before been elected.
He received 4,176 first preferences, and then relied on transfers to hit the quota of 5,672.
Among those who’ve vociferously supported him is his Derry neighbor Bernadette McAliskey.
With another former Hot Press columnist, Michael D. Higgins, taking care of business in the Phoenix Park, we've never been so well politically-connected!