Tag Archives: Mid Ulster

Assmbly Election 2017: Mid Ulster

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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Westminster Election 2015: Mid Ulster

The Results. An easy victory for Sinn Féin and little here to upset the narrative for 2016. No change. Sinn Féin will take three seats, UUP, DUP and SDLP one each. Interesting that there is clear blue water between Sandra … Continue reading

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Francie Molloy MP…Off Message

When the Mairia Cahill sex abuse scandal broke last year, Sinn Féin hardly covered themselves with glory. Their slick PR machine was all over the place. The Party seemed to be dragged to a position of compassion, even if their … Continue reading

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The Mighty Quinn

The selection of yet another graduate from the SDLP Youth team to fight the Westminster Election is both welcome and interesting. A declaration of interest here. I know and like Malachy Quinn. I first met him during the 2011 Assembly … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…Sinn Fein Coalisland

Not sure how to attribute this one. A few years ago, I think I credited it to Michelle O’Neill, the Sinn Fein MLA for Mid Ulster. She is, I believe from Coalisland in County Tyrone. It seems part of a … Continue reading

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Local Elections: Mid Ulster

The new District Council is effectively made up of Magherafelt, Cookstown and Dungannon. Magherafelt and Cookstown are in the Mid Ulster Constituency as is the Torrent DEA of Dungannon. The other two Dungannon DEAs are in Fermanagh-South Tyrone. Results. SF … Continue reading

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Platform For Change Event: Coherent Education

Those of you with an interest in “Coherent Education” might like to attend a Platform for Change event at the Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. Date: Monday 24th June 2013. Time: 7.30pm. Even if Education is of no interest, you … Continue reading

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SDLP:Reasons To Be Cheerful?

Yes….mostly. The point has been made that SDLP is “only” back to 2007 figures. I think this misses the point that the 2013 percentage was against a single unionist candidate. It also misses the point that SDLP added about 600 … Continue reading

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Alliance Party: Reasons To Be Cheerful?

Absolutely none. In short term or long term. None. And I can live with that. With their usual sense of entitlement….being GODs Special People…they anticipated some sympathy in respect of their “principled” stand on Flegs. But I think they hopelessly … Continue reading

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Unionists: Reasons To Be Cheerful?

Short term….yes. Nigel Lutton did all he could do in Mid Ulster. Unionist “unity”  worked. But probably at the price of boxing itself into a ghetto…and we can all treat any talk of unionist outreach as risible. Indeed it was … Continue reading

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