Workers Party General Secretary John Lowry, has written to the editor of the Belfast Telegraph criticising the article ‘Which Northern Ireland candidates are topping the poles?’ which appeared in the paper last Thursday.
It prioritised four female candidates, among them the Party’s north Belfast candidate Gemma Weir, and commented on their looks, their clothes and their make up.
The letter, which describes the article as ‘demeaning and offensive to women’ calls on the Belfast Telegraph to print a retraction and an apology to all the candidates featured, over a similar two page spread before polling day next Thursday.
Read the Party letter to the Belfast Telegraph here: Response to BT Posters article
The Party also staged a protest outside the offices of the Belfast Telegraph on Friday – see report below