Newry Spud can today reveal that local celebrity Marty ‘Bog Roll’ is standing as an Independent in the upcoming Council elections.
Marty has been a political animal all his life and has been studying international politics and philosophy for the past 16 years at Queen University Belfast. He has a strong passion for local issues and has said his main agenda will be for cyclist’s rights in Newry.
His election agent Camlough man Pat ‘Sam’ McGinn himself a former politician/comedian who said he believes Marty has got all the attributes it takes to become a great MP for the people of Newry.
Marty’s election poster is based on the famous Barrack Obama image with the tagline ‘HOPE’ and these will be appearing all over the district on lamp posts in the next few months as he goes for glory in the political arena.