MARTIN Ferris was selected last night to be the Sinn Féin party’s candidate in the Kerry constituency at next General Election.
Party members chose Deputy Ferris at the Kerry Sinn Féin selection convention in the Meadowlands Hotel.
“It is a huge honour to be selected to represent Sinn Féin and this county for the upcoming General Election, which I hope will be held sooner rather than later. This government has lost its mandate because of their litany of broken promises and failures,” said Deputy Ferris at the convention.
This will be the fourth election Deputy Ferris is contesting having been elected the previous three times.
“Support for Sinn Féin in Kerry has grown significantly since I was first elected in 2002. In last May’s local elections we succeeded in getting five councillors elected where previously we had two Sinn Féin county councillors. We took more than 30% in the Tralee area…this has set a marker for the upcoming General Election, although we will not be complacent nor take the trust placed in us at that election for granted,” said Deputy Ferris.