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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Motion of ‘no confidence’ against Mayor passed amidst boycotts and walkouts
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This evening (Thursday) a motion of ‘no confidence’ in current Sinn Fein Mayor Sean Bateson, was debated during a special council meeting.

A short time before the meeting was due to start, Sinn Fein released a statement to say they would not be attending calling it a ‘sham meeting’.

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SDLP councillors ‘walked out’ of the meeting according to one councillor, which left the attending Unionist councillors and the two alliance members.

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After debating the motion, it passed with 17 for and 2 abstentions, both from Alliance.

(Michelle Knight McQuillan, Joan Baird, Sandra hunter and Norman hillis were unavailable for meeting and Ambrose Laverty resigned the week previous from his council position.)

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