Sinn Féin launch campaign in North Antrim to mark final week of petition that could unseat Ian Paisley
SINN Féin yesterday launched a billboard campaign in North Antrim to mark the final week of a petition that could unseat Ian Paisley.
The party unveiled a large billboard in Ballycastle, stating 'Paisley out' as part of their campaign.
The petition, which could force a by-election in North Antrim, opened last month with petition centres in Ballymena, Ballymoney and Ballycastle to remain open until September 19.
If 10 cent of registered voters sign the petition, Mr Paisley must resign as MP and a by-election will be triggered.
The first recall petition in UK parliamentary history was launched following the DUP MP's suspension from the House of Commons.
Mr Paisley was suspended for 30 sitting days after he failed to declare two luxury family holidays to Sri Lanka, paid for by the country's government.
Sinn Féin assembly member Philip McGuigan said: "We have been campaigning since the petition was launched and it is very clear that there is a huge deal of anger right across the constituency at both the DUP and Ian Paisley Jr.
"However, it’s important that people turn that anger into action by signing the petition and ensuring there are real consequences for a lack of integrity in public office."