Tag Archives: Mike Nesbitt

A Big Yeeeeeeeeeooooo!

You will forgive me saying Yeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooo! The SDLP has not made a net gain since 1998 so gaining two seats (12 from 90 is an improvement on 12 from 108). This was an unexpected election but I have been predicting … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017: Strangford

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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UTV Election Debate

So the Big Debate with five Party Leaders…Arlene Foster (DUP), Mike Nesbitt (UUP) Martin McGuinness (Sinn Féin), David Ford (Alliance) and Colum Eastwood (SDLP). I enjoyed it despite it seeming very low-key. These Debates now seem to be part of … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: Strangford

The Results: A constituency where DUP votes are weighed, rather than counted. An easy win but the collapse of the UUP vote (Mike Nesbitt fought Strangford for UUP-Tories) collapsed and votes shed to UKIP, Alliance and Conservatives. In 2016, DUP … Continue reading

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Poverty And Campbell College

Good to see Mike Nesbitt (UUP Leader and and ex-UTV anchor and  ex-Campbell College) discuss Poverty with Marc Mallet (UTV anchor and ex-Campbell College) on the News last night. I believe Gordon Burns ex UTV anchor man and Krypton Factor … Continue reading

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Congratulations Mike Nesbitt

On Saturday Mike Nesbitt (81% of the votes cast) defeated John McCallister (19%) and is the new Leader of the UUP. It wasnt close….81% is an overwhelming endorsemment and from the UUP perspective …..that kind of endorsement (81-19) is much … Continue reading

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McCallister, Kennedy…..Nesbitt?

Three nominations for Leader of the UUP. And most posts on the subject seem to involve the words “poisoned chalice”. Certainly the UUP Assembly Party is not a happy ship and the wider membership are in near despair. For the record … Continue reading

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