Ivan Cooper talks about his victory in Mid-Derry, where he stood as an independent candidate and defeated Nationalist Party candidate Patrick Gormley.
A prominent civil rights campaigner, he expresses his determination to see sectarianism smashed. He says that there is a genuine desire amongst Catholics in the Mid-Derry area to smash sectarianism and thereby bridge the gap between Catholic and Protestant communities. Cooper argues that his campaign was based on equal rights and equal opportunities, which he intends to fight for in Stormont. Cooper also wants to show each and every protestant in Mid-Derry that he represents all people irrespective of creed or class.