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Breaking news - History made as Sinn Fein take Deputy Mayor’s post on Craigavon Council

Gemma McKenna (left) and new Sinn Fein council member Catherine Seeley.

Gemma McKenna (left) and new Sinn Fein council member Catherine Seeley.

A Sinn Fein member has taken one of the top posts on Craigavon Council for the first time in the borough’s history.

Outgoing Deputy Mayor Colin McCusker has taken a step up to take over the Mayor’s post while Sinn Fein’s Catherine Seeley takes the Deputy Mayor’s position.

The move at this evening’s (June 10) Council AGM has prompted a furious reaction from the DUP who have accused the UUP of doing dirty deals.

Commenting on Facebook this evening outgoing Mayor Cllr Mark Baxter said: “Yes folks the UUP have done a deal with Sinn Fein to deliver a first Sinn Fein to the top table, McCusker is mayor and Catherine Seeley is deputy. So much for unionist unity! Voting against our candidate to allow Sinn Fein in. Unreal.”

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