Sinn Fein MP for Newry and Armagh Mickey Brady will not stand for re-election

Mickey Brady has been the MP for Newry and Armagh since 2015 but has today announced he will not be standing for re-election in the upcoming General Election.

Sinn Fein‘s Mickey Brady has today announced that he will not contest the upcoming general election, having been the MP for Newry and Armagh since 2015.

Brady was elected as an MLA in 2007 before being elected as MP for Newry and Armagh in 2015.

“For over forty years, Mickey Brady has been to the fore of giving a voice to people and working to transform communities, and played a key role in assisting people with welfare and housing advice. 

“First elected to the Assembly in 2007, Mickey has spent his life fighting for a fair and equal society, and was steadfast in his support for the Good Friday Agreement and delivering real change. 

“He was elected to Westminster as MP for Newry and Armagh on three terms and has worked hard and with great determination, both locally and abroad, to promote the continued peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland and to consolidate the growth of Sinn Féin. 

“I want to thank Mickey for his lifelong contribution, for a life activism, friendship and for his warmth and kindness and I wish him and his family all the very best for the future. 

“Although stepping down from elected politics, I have no doubt Mickey will continue to champion the people of Newry and Armagh, while enjoying much-deserved downtime. Ádh mór, Mickey.”

– Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Fein vice-president

Due to Sinn Fein’s abstentionist policy, he does not attend Parliament in Westminster.

Last week, Francie Molloy, Sinn Fein MP for Mid Ulster also announced he would not stand for re-election.

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