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Sinn Féin posters an eyesore, says Bradshaw

Alliance South Belfast MLA Paula Bradshaw has called for the removal of election-style posters erected by Sinn Féin in parts of the constituency.

Ms Bradshaw said: "We saw the strength of feeling against Brexit in South Belfast and across the city aptly demonstrated by the Rally for Remain demonstration on Saturday. That was a clear exhibition of what most local people think about Brexit, and particularly about the ludicrous notion of leaving the EU with no future deal in place.

"However, while everyone has a right to demonstrate their stance, posters which have appeared in various parts of the constituency are unwelcome, even by those who support the broad message on them. They are an eyesore and a clear breach of regulations on posters, which should be erected on public property for short periods at election time only.

"I would urge those who put them up to recognise their message may be damaged by leaving them in place, and thus to take them down swiftly. In the meantime, I have worked with my Council colleagues and have secured a pledge from the Council to have them down by the end of the month."