General Election 2017

Voters across Tyrone go to the polls

VOTERS go the polls today (Thursday) to decide on the politicians across  Tyrone that they want to represent them in the new Stormont Assembly. 
The three constituences are West Tyrone, Fermanagh and South Tyrone and Mid Ulster.
Former First Minister Arlene Foster is standing in Fermanagh and South Tyrone while Sinn Féin’s leader in the North, Michelle O’Neill is a candidate in Mid Ulster. 
The snap election was called after the resignation of Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, over the controversial Renewable Heating Incentive Scheme caused the Executive to collapse.
The electorate will cast their votes at the polling stations which will be open from 7am this morning until 10pm tonight. 
The prospective MLAs include candidates from each of the main parties, as well as a range of independents.
The deputy returning officer for both the West Tyrone and Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituencies, Martin Fox, said interest in this election is more evident than at the 2016 poll just ten months ago.
“It’s possible that there will be greater numbers of people going out to vote because the profile of this election seems to be higher than that of last year’s Assembly election,” he said. 

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