Bernadette Devlin answers questions about her appeal to Protestant voters and fields accusations of being a communist or just an ambitious young girl.

In an interview for '7 Days', Bernadette Devlin answers questions about her appeal to Protestant voters and fields accusations of being a communist or just an ambitious young girl.

Devlin says she will work for Catholic and Protestant unity. "My duty is to represent the people whom I've been elected to serve."  Devlin also notes that she must also represent people who did not vote for her. She goes on to talk about her views on partition and quotes James Connolly by saying "For Ireland, I care little. For the Irish people, I would give my life".

Devlin argues that it was the people that put her in the position to represent them because the political parties had failed them.

Reporter, Rodney Rice asks Devlin if she thinks Westminster MPs will show any respect for a 21-year-old street agitator. Devlin states that she is more concerned about their actions than gaining their respect.

Rice questions Devlin about accusations that she is a communist to which she responds "I am not a communist" and later states "I am a socialist and for that I make no apology".