Tag Archives: Andrew Muir

Profile: North Down

Candidates: DUP: Peter Weir. Alex Easton. Gordon Dunne. UUP: Alan Chambers. Chris Eisenstadt. Carl McClean. Alliance: Stephen Farry. Andrew Muir. Green: Steven Agnew. TUV: John Brennan. UKIP: Bill Piper. SDLP: Conal Browne. Sinn Féin: Therese McCartney. Labour Rep Committee: Maria … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: North Down

The Results: Easy for Sylvia Hermon. Her voters come from all “Assembly” Parties. Its almost as if North Down has decided to be apolitical…at least at Westminster level. If Sylvia Hermon endorsed a candidate in 2016, the candidate would certainly … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#10 Andrew Muir (Alliance Party)

Tuesday 14th April.   Andrew Muir (Alliance candidate for North Down) in High Street, Bangor near a bar called “Fealtys”. Muir is one of those second tier Alliance politicans. Youthful but a veteran, he has already been Mayor of North … Continue reading

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Voting And Identity …In Black and Whyte

Nicholas Whyte is now Visiting Professor at University of Ulster. Professor Whyte is the main man behind the Ark Elections website, a treasure trove of statistics on elections. So …who cares about Voting and Identity. Well…about Voting. In 1996 Nicholas … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake

Perhaps the oddest News Story ever. For an Anti-Homophobia Reception, a man goes into a Belfast Bakery and orders a cake. Featuring Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street. Today I learn that these are Gay Icons. And they would also like … Continue reading

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I Have Decided To Join The Alliance Party

What can I say? Its one of those U-turns for which I am famous. The news today that Duncan Morrow has announced his candidacy for Alliance in the Botanic DEA has stirred me into action. Duncan is a member of … Continue reading

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The Alliance Party And Religion

Last week Cllr Alan Harbinson (North Down) left the Alliance Party over the issue of Gay marriage…..he is against it. The surprising thing about his resignation……and even possible defection to DUP is that he has only been on the Council … Continue reading

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Alliance Lose Seat

Less than a week ago, an Alliance Party Councillor ….Patrick Clarke (Down Council) made it all the way to the front page of the “Sunday Life” newspaper. A sordid little story………seemingly involving his “Twitter” announcement of his engagement to a … Continue reading

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