Tag Archives: Foyle

Assembly Election 2017: Foyle

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: Foyle

Candidates: SDLP: Colum Eastwood. Mark H Durkan. Gerard Diver. Sinn Féin: Martin McGuinness. Raymond McCartney. Maeve McLaughlin. People Before Profit: Eamonn McCann. DUP: Gary Middleton. Conservative: Alan Dunlop. UUP: Julia Kee. Green: Mary Hassan. CISTA: John Lindsay. Alliance: Chris McCaw. … Continue reading

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Pat Ramsey MLA Retires

i have to say that I am personally sorry to hear that Pat Ramsey is standing down from the Assembly. A genuinely decent guy. SDLP man to the core. He will be a hard man to replace in part because … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: Foyle

The Results: There has been hype for years that Sinn Féin are closing in on the SDLP in Derry. But it was all smoke and mirrors. Mark Durkan scored an easy win. The margin suggests that SDLP will comfortably retain … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#37 Gary Middleton DUP

27th April. Derry City. Eastern side of Craigavon Bridge. Gary Middleton, DUP candidate for Foyle. Recently co-opted to the Assembly following the resignation of Maurice Devenney, who himself was co-opted last year for the retiring Assembly Speaker, Willie Hay. Hay … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#35 Julia Kee (UUP)

27th April. Abercorn Road, Derry. This poster of Julia Kee, UUP candidate for Foyle. I know nothing about her except she is described as a “community worker” on the UUP website.

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The Town I Love So Well

In recent days, I have been in East, South and North Belfast, Strangford, North Down, East Antrim, Lagan Valley and of course Upper Bann. My stately progress thru the northern constituencies began in Foyle (ie Derry City) two weeks ago. … Continue reading

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