Tag Archives: North Antrim

Assembly Election 2017:North Antrim

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: North Antrim

Candidates: DUP: Paul Frew. Philip Logan. David McIlveen. Mervyn Storey. UUP: Robin Swann. Andrew Wright. TUV: Jim Allister. Timothy Gaston. Alliance: Stephen McFarland. Sinn Féin: Daithi McKay. SDLP: Connor Duncan. Green: Jennifer Breslin. UKIP: Donna Anderson. Labour Representation: Kathryn Johnston. … Continue reading

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The Great North Antrim Sinn Féin Selection Controversy

Let me put a scenario to you. A political party gets less than 13% of the votes in the Westminster Election. Next May, it is defending one seat in a six seat constituency. And it had a Selection Conference two … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: North Antrim

The Result: It is Paisley Country. But it feels strange referring to the son of Rev Ian Paisley without adding “Junior”. Ian Paisley has a job for life. But I have to say that North Antrim was the constituency that … Continue reading

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Local Elections: Causeway Coast & The Glens

The new council is made up of an amalgamation of four smaller councils, Moyle, Limavady, Ballymoney and Coleraine.  Moyle in North Antrim and Limavady in East Derry had nationalist majorities but nationalists will now be in a minority as Ballymoney … Continue reading

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Local Elections: Mid & East Antrim

This Council area effectively amalgamates Ballymena, Larne and Carrick Councils. Unionist-Loyalist heartlands and as the saying goes, keeping “your head as low as a catholic in Larne” Ballymena is in North Antrim constituency. Larne and Carrick are in East Antrim. … 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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