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UK Elections 2015

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Leader: Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin, which translates into English as "ourselves alone" is the biggest nationalist party in Northern Ireland. The party’s policies have long been based on a revolutionary socialist analysis of Irish history. The Sinn Féin organization was founded in 1905. It is now associated with the Provisional Irish Republican Army after a split within the party in 1970. Sinn Féin received a plurality of Northern Ireland votes in the 2010 UK general elections, although the Democratic Unionist Party won more seats. At Westminster, the party's MPs follow abstentionism meaning they do not take their seats in the House of Commons and refuse to swear the oath of allegiance to the Queen.


Election promises:

• Sinn Féin believes in importance of education; the Stormont House Agreement delivered an additional £500m for shared education.

• Continue to promote Irish Medium Education to support the rights of the Irish language community


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