Monthly Archives: May 2014

Local Elections: North Belfast

North Belfast comprises the Oldpark DEA, Castle DEA as well as part of Court DEA and some areas from Glengormley, which are actually in the Antrim-Newtownabbey DEA. The Westminster MP is Nigel Dodds (DUP). The six MLAs…three DUP, two Sinn … Continue reading

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Local Elections: West Belfast

There are two DEAs in West Belfast (Black Mountain and Collin) and a third, Court which is partly in North Belfast. A Sinn Fein stronghold of course. The MP at Westminster is Paul Maskey. Of the six MLAs, five are … Continue reading

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Local Elections: East Belfast

East Belfast is made up of the Titanic DEA, Ormiston DEA and part of Lisnasharragh DEA. There is a Catholic enclave in the Short Strand area (Titanic DEA) and a sizeable Catholic minority in Lisnasharragh DEA. The current Westminster MP … Continue reading

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Local Elections: South Belfast

Breaking down the Belfast Council area into four Westminster constituencies, I am looking first at South Belfast. From some inner city areas such as Ormeau (nationalist) and The Village (unionist), the constituency also includes the leafier middle class areas of … Continue reading

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Local Elections: Belfast

Belfast …the big one. Enlarged by the inclusion of some Catholic DEAs from Lisburn and some Protestant DEAs from Castlereagh, the consequence was (as it turned out) that nationalists would outvote unionists but that the Alliance Party would hold the … Continue reading

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Local Elections: Newry, Mourne & Down

Effectively made up of Down (Downpatrick) Council and Newry & Mourne. Both Heavily nationalist. Effectively four DEAs are in South Down, two are in Newry-Armagh and one in Strangford. Results. SF 14. SDLP 14. DUP 4. UUP 3. UKIP 1. … Continue reading

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Local Elections: Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon

An amalgamation of the three councils. Banbridge and Craigavon are solidly loyalist. Armagh fairly balanced. Banbridge and Craigavon are in the Upper Bann constituency. Armagh is in the Newry-Armagh constituency. Results: DUP 13. UUP 12. UKIP 1. Independent 1. SF … Continue reading

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