Durkan joins Fine Gael in Europe bid.
Byline: MIRROR REPORTER
FORMER SDLP leader Mark Durkan is to contest the upcoming European elections for Fine Gael in Dublin.
But the 58-year-old politician will continue to be based in Co Derry and will not live in the capital.
He said he hopes to give the North a voice in Europe after Brexit by running for election in the Republic.
Mr Durkan, a former deputy first minister at Stormont, was confirmed as a Fine Gael election candidate yesterday.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: "At this point in time, as Brexit continues to present enormous challenges, we need a place to hear people like Mark Durkan and that place is in the European Parliament."
CANDIDATE Mark Durkan
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Mar 5, 2019|
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