|1980 hunger strikers (pic. Irish Times)|
In a by-election held in April in the Northern Irish constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone Sands was elected member of the British Parliament although again the government stood fast against the prisoners' demands and the IRA, PM Margaret Thatcher refusing to give in to "criminals".
|Bobby Sands pic. Irish Times|
source: CAIN (University of Ulster), Irish Times.