Tag Archives: East Belfast

Assembly Election 2017: East Belfast

The key difference between Assembly 2016 and Assembly 2017 is that only five MLAs will be elected from each constituncy. For at least eighteen MLAs and their staff, this election has come four years too early. The percentage of votes … Continue reading

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Profile: East Belfast

Candidates: DUP: Robin Newton. Sammy Douglas. Joanne Bunting. Alliance: Naomi Long. Chris Lyttle. Tim Morrow. UUP: Chris McGimpsey. Andy Allen. Green: Ross Brown. SDLP: Amy Doherty. Sinn Féin: Niall Ó Donghaille. TUV: Andrew Girvin. Labour Representaion: Erskine Holmes. Labour Cross … Continue reading

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The Great East Belfast Alliance Party Selection Controversy

i cant say that I have seen much about the Alliance Party and East Belfast on Slugger O’Toole. And yet Naomi Long is their favourite politician. interesting to note that Judith Cochrane MLA has decided not to seek re-selection. She … Continue reading

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Michael Copeland Resigns From Assembly

Michael Copeland MLA (UUP) resigning from Assembly is interesting. The replacement will be more interestting as Copeland is unlikely to have jumped without having a good idea who his replacement might be. His wife, Sonia is an East Belfast councillor … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: East Belfast

The Results. It was of course a two-horse race. Right and proper that other parties stood. Democracy is about Choice. The political parties can choose to stand. The Voters (and it is about the Voters) have the choice to vote … Continue reading

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Forecasting Elections

The strange thing about Norn Iron Elections is that the LetsGetAlongerists give me no time to enjoy them. A gentle reminder here to LetsGetAlongerists that the Alliance Party lost a seat in East Belfast last week.  Grief gets people in … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#38 Mary Muldoon (SDLP)

27th April. Nice to see SDLP posters in various parts of East Belfast, this one is at Short Strand. Mary Muldoon is the candidate. A declaration of interest. I first met Mary over forty years ago, when we were both … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#32 Neil Wilson (Conservative)

27th April. Connswater Health Centre. Neil Wilson is the Tory candidate for East Belfast. I know nothing about him. Nor do I want to know anything about him. To his credit, he appears to actually live in Norn Iron.

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Poster Boys & Girls…#31 Naomi Long (Alliance)

27th April. Mountpottinger Road, Belfast. Naomi Long, outgoing Alliance MP for East Belfast. The “Ginga Ninja” was elected in a perfect storm in 2010. Unionism was divided. DUP was sufferiing from the Iris Robinson scandal and she picked up some … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#26 Niall Ó Donnghaile (Sinn Féin)

27th April. This poster is outside the Strand Bar in Mountpottinger Road. Niall Ó Donnghaile is a youthful Sinn Féin veteran and candidate in East Belfast. He is media savvy and a former Mayor of Belfast. He has done well … Continue reading

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