Tag Archives: Naomi Long MP

Poster Boys & Girls…#31 Naomi Long (Alliance)

27th April. Mountpottinger Road, Belfast. Naomi Long, outgoing Alliance MP for East Belfast. The “Ginga Ninja” was elected in a perfect storm in 2010. Unionism was divided. DUP was sufferiing from the Iris Robinson scandal and she picked up some … Continue reading

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The Slugger East Belfast Debate: I Wuz There (Kinda)

I had a busy day yesterday. Breakfast in a shopping mall at Craigavon. Bus to Lurgan. Train to Bangor, getting there around noon. A few hours there in the company of a fellow blogger. At 3pm, I was on a … Continue reading

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The Ginger Ninja

As she prepares for her head-to-head encounter (courtesy of Slugger O’Toole)  Naomi Long did an interview with “Sticky” Henry McDonald in yesterdays Guardian. I dont suppose that there are many copies of The Guardian sold in East Belfast…it is £1.60 … Continue reading

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Naomi Hits Back!

One of the most bitter election campaigns will be in East Belfast. In 2010, Naomi Long of Alliance took the Westminster seat. It was a surprise. She rode the perfect storm of DUP Scandal and  a divided unionist vote. The … Continue reading

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Local Elections: East Belfast

East Belfast is made up of the Titanic DEA, Ormiston DEA and part of Lisnasharragh DEA. There is a Catholic enclave in the Short Strand area (Titanic DEA) and a sizeable Catholic minority in Lisnasharragh DEA. The current Westminster MP … Continue reading

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The Great Alliance Confidence Trick

If you get a reputation for getting up early…you can lie in bed all day. And the Alliance Party has this peculiar reputation for Decency in Public Affairs. It likes to present itself as the small party of moderation, squeezed … Continue reading

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# Tiochfaidh Ar Lo

As hashtags go…its pretty effective. Aliance Anna Lo MLA for South Belfast and the Party candidate in the European Election has grabbed the political headlines by saying that a United Ireland would be a pretty good idea. Thats a surprise. … Continue reading

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