Sinn Fein held their General election convention in the historical town of Ferns, last Thursday night.
A large crowd attended including vice president of Sinn Fein Mary Lou Mc Donald T.D. and Liadh Ní Riada M.E.P. Ireland South.
Cllr Johnny Mythen was unanimously selected by all Sinn Fein cumann’s in wexford to go forward as their candidate in the next general election.
Cllr Mythen said
“I am very humbled but also very proud to accept the nomination, we were very unlucky not to take a seat on the last occasion with a mere 31 votes separating myself and Paul Kehoe T.D.. I believe the next time round we can take a seat in County Wexford..The party support is growing at a good steady rate and we are in the process of acquiring a full time office in Enniscorthy, we also have a strategic election plan in place. so things are looking bright for the future”.
“The reason for our early convention is a simple one.”
“We believe a general election can be called at any moment because the current Governments position is a volatile one. Relying on a motley crew of independents and a subject to a confidence and supply deal that requires a nod from Fianna Fail on every piece of legislation or bill passed.”
“A good example of this is the election of 2 Fine Gael Taoisigh supported by a party that are claiming to be the main opposition?”
Cllr Mythen concluded from a quote by Benjamin Franklin “if you fail to plan then you plan to fail”