Tag Archives: Mike Nesbitt MLA

Vote For Mike…And Get Colum

I am of course retired from Blogging and I have absolutely no interest in the Future. Yesterday, Colum Eastwood, Leader of SDLP addressed the UUP Conference. It is apparently …historic. So say the Bloggers. My own threshold for “historic” is … Continue reading

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Opposition?

Talking to rank and file members of SDLP over the past 48 hours, I get the impression that the Party would prefer to be in Opposition than in Government for this Assembly term. Some caveats…most of the people I have … Continue reading

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Profile: Strangford

Candidates: DUP: Jonathan Bell. MIchelle McIlveen. SImon Hamilton.Harry Harvey. UUP: Mike Nesbitt. Philip Smith. Alliance: Kellie Armstrong. TUV: Stephen Cooper. SDLP: Joe Boyle. Sinn Féin: Dermot Kennedy. Green: Georgia Grainger. Conservative: Bill McKendry. UKIP:Stephen Crosby. Independant: Jimmy Menagh. Independent: Rab … Continue reading

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“Spotlight”, “Nolan” and SDLP

At some point before the Leadership vote, I will have to blog on the contest between Alasdair McDonnell and Colum Eastwood….and just as important, other contests within SDLP. The conventional wiisdom is that divided parties do not do well. And … 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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Electoral Pacts And Unionism

So DUP and UUP have agreed to maximise the votes for the “unionist” family by agreeing an electoral pact in four constituencies. In East Belfast, Gavin Robinson will stand for DUP. The UUP will not be on the ballot paper. … Continue reading

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Mike Nesbitt

Mike Nesbitt MLA, Leader of the UUP is probably the politician I understand least. Some thirty years ago, he seemed a harmless enough young man who presented the Sports Results on a Saturday evening on BBC Norn Iron. The most … Continue reading

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