Gregory Campbell labels Londonderry community festival 'Gasyard failure'

East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell, has described a Londonderry community festival as the 'Gasyard failure.

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 3:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:48 am
East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell.

Mr. Campbell made the remarks on his Facebook page on Tuesday evening.

Mr. Campbell highlighted two events featuring at this year's Gasyard Feile: a photographic exhibition of photos taken by the late Martin McGuinness and a talk that will be given by former Labour MP, George Galloway.

"The Gasyard failure should be a real bundle of laughs this year," wrote Mr. Campbell. "First Marty's [Martin McGuinness] photos (don't know if there will be the obligatory warning at start in case those of a nervous disposition are viewing) then the serial election loser George (the cat) Galloway. Roll up, roll up get your tickets please!"

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The Gasyard Feile started in Londonderry 25 years ago and each year it features a wide array of family-friendly events and entertainment.

The festival takes place in the Bogside and Brandywell, which are traditionally nationalist areas.

The Gasyard Feile have been asked to comment.