Sinn Féin’s Group Leader Ronan McGinley has said he is hopeful that the Mid Ulster District Council will continue to perform at a high standard in the new term.
The council is due to hold its AGM in early June which will see the chair position vacated by Sinn Féin, the first time since the council was established in shadow format in 2014.
Speaking after an internal Party meeting, Cllr McGinley said :
“Sinn Féin have been the driving force behind the successful introduction and implementation of our new council in Mid Ulster. The leadership from Cathal Mallaghan and Linda Dillon throughout the first two years has ensured Mid Ulster has moved positively forward. I have every confidence this will continue in the next term if the new chair replicates their fair and transparent approach”.
It is expected that Sinn Féin will be taking the chair positions for most of the committees, but names of those taking the positions of responsibility have yet to be confirmed. Commenting on this, Ronan McGinley said:
“We have had discussions within the Party, with such a strong council team we will have no problem in identifying capable and competent people. The only confirmation I can give at this point is that I have been selected to continue on as Group Leader, a position I am extremely proud to hold. I will continue to fulfil it to the best of my ability. Sinn Féin will continue to deliver for the people of Mid Ulster”.