The SDLP candidate for the Westminster election in Fermanagh-South Tyrone, John Coyle, has told how he is “excited” about the prospect of taking the MP seat when voters go to the polls in May.
In an interview with the TIMES, Mr Coyle, who is a councillor on the new Fermanagh and Omagh District Super Council, promises he will “do a good job for all the people” if he is elected.
A farmer by trade, John says he rejects the “divisive politics” which appear to dominate in the north, and that he chooses to concentrate on tackling issues such as the lack of jobs and the long history of neglect to the infrastructure in the West.
“I hope people would trust me to represent them as their MP”, continues Mr Coyle.
“I am a positive person and I will go out and do my best and represent everybody, not just those in my own community. I have always said I will be politically representative of everybody, regardless of their nationality, politics or creed.
“I feel there is a lack of responsibility issue in politics at the moment. It is divisive politics and I don’t get into that. That is not my personality.”
As well as farming, which is a family tradition, Mr Coyle has worked in retail and even with the famous Belleek Pottery factory for a time.
He is currently a representative for Erne North on the new super council within his area.