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Sinn Féin Motion Passes with Unanimous Support

Published: 25 June, 2018

Sinn Féin brought forward a motion to council on Monday night expressing their concern about how Billy Caldwell has been treated.

Speaking following the motion received unanimous support Deputy Group Leader Cllr Liam Mackle said:

"Reflecting on the treatment Billy Caldwell received when his medication was confiscated we felt the need to add our voices to the many expressing their concern for his life.

"We proposed that this council write to the British Home Secretary and Health Minister noting our concern and asking that they take urgent action on the issue of medicinal cannabis so as to arrive at a long term resolution for Billy and the thousands of others that need it to ease their suffering.

"We urged all parties to back this motion and were delighted they did."

"Our chief executive, the chief executive of your council, will now write to these British ministers on behalf of all the citizens of the Borough calling on them to find an urgent solution."