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Doyle: Councillors Abandon Local Businesses Seeking Clarity Over Covid Rules

Aontú Cllr Emmet Doyle has slammed members of Derry City and Strabane District Council after they failed to support his motion on asking the Executive office to set up a central point of contact for COVID regulations queries for elected representatives on behalf of local businesses

Cllr Doyle said:
“Tonight I raised a motion at Council to express concern about the ambiguity of public health regulations and to ask a council to write to the Executive office to ask for a central contact to be established so that public representatives could seek clarity on these regulations on behalf of local businesses and residents.

Not one other Councillor supported my motion despite being given a example that affected local workers. Elected representatives from a number of parties have publicly sought information on this basis and have made this public, but their parties refused tonight to support this remedy.

Councillors must be thinking that this motion will remove the opportunity they regularly take to complain and take aim at rival political parties rather than putting jobs and businesses first.

I do hope constituents will be asking their local representatives why they could not support a motion that would bring benefit to this City and District during this difficult time”

By Aontú Press | 18 December, 2020

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