Unionists stand firm over Sperrins representation

Chamber votes against deploying d’hondt to allocate spots on project board

Unionists stand firm over Sperrins representation

Sinn Fein’s Kathleen McGurk missed out on a spot on the Sperrins project board.

Peter Winter

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THE council's unionist majority has blocked a bid to ensure nationalist representation on the project board set up to promote the Sperrin Mountains region.

Last month Cloonavin's Leisure and Development committee voted to send a DUP and a UUP councillor to represent the borough on the Sperrins Partnership Project.

The initiative is a joint effort by five councils to promote the region as a tourist destination.

At the earlier meeting, Sinn Féin's Kathleen McGurk and the SDLP' Ashleen Schenning had expressed interest in attending.

*Full story in this week's Constitution*

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