Tag Archives: Alasdair McDonnell

Next Deputy Leader Of SDLP?

To be very clear, this is NOT a comeback. I will not be resuming my Blogging career. I am enjoying retirement far too much. This post is in response to a request and also to tie up some loose ends. … Continue reading

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#We Are The 56

As I actually voted to LEAVE (EU Referendum) I cannot claim any membership of this “hashtag”. The percentage of voters in Norn Iron who voted REMAIN is 56 per cent. I was at a SDLP organised meeting at the Wellington … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#2 Alasdair McDonnell (SDLP)

In Belfast 4th April 2015. A lot of generic SDLP posters around City Hall. A cluster of Alasdair McDonnell (SDLP Leader and currently MP for South Belfast) posters around St Georges Market.

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Norn Iron’s Leading Political Couple?

It is now five years since Mrs Iris Robinson left Politics. She and husband Peter were both MPs and MLAs when she stepped down. The reason/s she left Politics need not concern us. They were for many years Norn Iron’s … Continue reading

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Interesting Piece On Slugger-Stratagem Website

The peerless Mick Fealty has an interesting piece on Slugger O’Toole (partner of Stratagem which advises Rowntree which has given £98,000 to the Alliance Party over the past few years) …..in which he compares and contrasts the very public nature … Continue reading

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The Day That I joined The SDLP…They Stopped Listening To Me

I like Dawn Purvis. I have met her twice now and found her extremely pleasant. Some might regard her previous membership of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) as baggage…because of its perceived links to the UVF. The real point is … Continue reading

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Fitzjames Horse Annual Awards 2011: Politician Of The Year

Really only nomination. Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA. New Leader of SDLP. Congrats Alasdair.

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New SDLP Representatives Announced

A key part of Alasdair McDonnell’s SDLP Leadership Campaign….was his plan to make the SDLP “battle ready” with SDLP representatives appointed to fill gaps in the Partys strength and give the Party a visible presence in places where it was … Continue reading

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Alasdair McDonnell…The Maiden Speech…Oops.

On Saturday night, the SDLP was in euphoric mood. At the Annual Dinner…they partied hard and long. The scene was set for Alasdair McDonnell’s first speech as Party Leader. Live on BBC Norn Iron’s “Politics Show” Sunday lunchtime. The three … Continue reading

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