Tag Archives: Jim Wells MLA

Assembly Election 2017: South Down

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: South Down

Candidates: SDLP: Sean Rogers. Colin McGrath. SInead Bradley. Sinn Féin: Caitriona Ruane. Chris Hazard. MIchael Gray Sloan. UUP: Harold McKee. DUP: Jim Wells. TUV: Henry Reilly. Alliance: Patrick Brown. Green: John Hardy. Independent: John McCallister. The position in 2011 was … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: South Down

The Results: A straightforward win for Margaret Ritchie. Her Sinn Féin opponent, Chris Hazzard was hyped as a serious challenger but ultimately he was a well-beaten docket. Less than one thousand votes seperated three unionist candidates and Harold McKee UUP … Continue reading

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Wells Far Gone

So farewell Jim Wells. Last week, speaking as the DUP candidate for South Down, he made some comments at a hustings event. His view that children with parents in a gay relationship are more likely to be abused or neglected … Continue reading

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DUP Are “Toxic”

The British General Election is a very odd thing. It has none of the old certainties. Nothing is straightforward in 2015. It is not just about 650 seats and a handful on the “celtic fringe”. It is about 650 different … Continue reading

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Edwin, Mairtín And …Jim…And Peter Robinson!

Congratulations if you are old enough to know that the headline is a tip of the hat to “Abraham, Martin and John” and Smokey Robinson. So just to be clear…Edwin is Edwin Poots, DUP MLA for Lagan Valley and until … Continue reading

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Wanted: One Catholic…No Experience Necessary

There is just one thing missing from Peter Robinson’s retro-1960s Outreach to Catholics…….a Catholic. No Unionist Outreach is complete without a Catholic. Back in the 1960s, the Chairman of QUB Unionist association was a Catholic called Louis Boyle. Although occasionally … Continue reading

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Selective DUP Nastiness

So Jim Wells MLA  is a bit unpleasant (per Sinn Féin, SDLP, Green & Alliance) On the other hand Jim Wells MLA is not at all unpleasant. (per DUP & UUP). At worst he is a bit “in your face”. … Continue reading

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