Any agreed “victims’ candidate” standing against Sinn Fein in the West Tyrone by-election must “command respect across the community” – and also be capable of representing the constituency on wider social and economic issues, a leading victims group has said. The prospect of the main parties standing aside for an anti-Sinn Fein candidate has divided opinion among victims of terrorism.
The prospect of an agreed cross-community candidate to contest the West Tyrone by-election has been played down by both the DUP and SDLP – and described by one IRA victim as “toxic”. Sinn Fein’s Barry McElduff resigned as the constituency’s MP on Monday following controversy over an online video. The Twitter footage showed Mr McElduff balancing a Kingsmill-branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmills massacre of 10 Protestant workmen in 1976.
A victims’ campaigner whose sister was murdered by the IRA has ruled herself out of standing against Sinn Fein in the West Tyrone by-election. Ann Travers said she had been approached to go forward as an ‘agreed victims candidate’ in the hope of winning the Westminster seat vacated by Sinn Fein’s Barry McElduff on Monday. In a Facebook post, she said: “I have been asked to consider standing in the Tyrone by-election.
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