Tag Archives: Dolores Kelly MLA

Profile: Upper Bann

The candidates: DUP: Sydney Anderson. Carla Lockhart. UUP: Joanne Dobson. Doug Beattie. Kyle Savage. TUV: Roy Ferguson. PUP:Sophie Long. UKIP: David Jones. Alliance: Harry Hamilton. Green: Simon Lee. SDLP: Dolores Kelly. Sinn Féin: John O’Dowd. Catherine Seeley. CISTA: Martin Kelly. … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls 2016: #15 Dolores Kelly (SDLP)

Dolores Kelly: Upper Bann. This poster is located outside Lurgan Ytain Station. Former SDLP. Deputy Leader and now Spokesperson on Education.

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SDLP: Reasons To Be Cheerful

I wont be able to travel to Derry for the SDLP Conference tomorrow. It promises to be a Conference with a difference. It is in Derry, spiritual home of the Party and the constituency of new Leader, Colum Eastwood. I … Continue reading

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Colum Eastwood …New SDLP Leader

I blogged this on 5th November. “There are three groups in SDLP. One supporting Alasdair and one supporting Colum….but dont ignore a large body of opinion that this contest (for two different reasons) should not be taking place.” Dare I … Continue reading

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Colum Eastwood Launches Campaign For Leadership

So…”The Hive”, Grosvenor Road, Belfast. Less than half a mile from where I spent the first seventeen years of my life. Once a Westie, always a Westie. In the end, around two hundred people in attendance. A lot from Derry … Continue reading

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SDLP Leadership Contest

If you are travelling over the Glenshane Pass tomorrow afternoon, look out for a bus load of  SDLP “Derry wans” heading to Belfast. They are heading for the official launch of Colum Eastwood’s Leadership Election Campaign. Thursday is of course … Continue reading

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SDLP Leadership Contest

Deja vu? When this Blog started, the SDLP was having a Leadership Contest following the resignatin of Margaret Ritchie after poor results in 2011 Assembly contest. This was in August 2011 and while I supported Patsy McGlone, I was pretty … Continue reading

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SDLP Selection Convention South Belfast

I am typing this at noon on 25th June. I will not publish this post until after the result of the Selection Convention in South Belfast is known. As far as I know there are only two candidates for two … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: Upper Bann

The Results: A win for David Simpson. This is a seat that UUP want “back”. Simpson and DUP took the seat in a bitter contrst with David Trimble in 2005. Sinn Féin built their entire campaign around Demographics and claiming … Continue reading

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Dolores Kelly To Resign AS SDLP Deputy Leader?

Probably not. But there is a certain logic. Brid Rodgers, Dolores predecessor as MLA for Upper Bann and Deputy Leader has an interview in The Irish News in which she says that Alasdair McDonnell should resign from the Leadership. It … Continue reading

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