Politics at the forefront as the people of Derry go to the polls

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 05:57 -- Editor

The people of Derry join everyone else in Northern Ireland and the UK in going to the polls today.

This will be a crucial vote for anyone wishing to give the city a voice in Westminster, in order to block Boris Johnson's Brexit campaign.

This has not been a clean campaign, with SDLP candidate Colum Eastwood coming up against some particularly dirty tricks from his political rivals, who circulated fake letters in his name to voters in the town during the week. The letters falsely claimed that the SDLP was short of campaign funding and needed supporters to make contributions.