Tag Archives: North Down

Assembly Election 2017: North Down

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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Fáilte Bangor Sinn Féin

One of the most interesting and welcome developments over the past few weeks has been the formation of a Sinn Féin cumann (branch) in Bangor, County Down. Frankly SDLP have under-performed in North Down and while the selection of a … Continue reading

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Profile: North Down

Candidates: DUP: Peter Weir. Alex Easton. Gordon Dunne. UUP: Alan Chambers. Chris Eisenstadt. Carl McClean. Alliance: Stephen Farry. Andrew Muir. Green: Steven Agnew. TUV: John Brennan. UKIP: Bill Piper. SDLP: Conal Browne. Sinn Féin: Therese McCartney. Labour Rep Committee: Maria … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin: “Big Lads In The Big Picture”

Sometimes…you have to laugh. In the summer of 1992 or 1993, my family and I were driving past a hotel when we saw a sign “Star Trek Convention” and we thought it would be a good idea…the first and last … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: North Down

The Results: Easy for Sylvia Hermon. Her voters come from all “Assembly” Parties. Its almost as if North Down has decided to be apolitical…at least at Westminster level. If Sylvia Hermon endorsed a candidate in 2016, the candidate would certainly … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#15 Tom Woolley (SDLP)

Wednesday 15th April. Bangor, County Down. The roundabout at Brunswick Road-Maxwell Road. Tom Woolley, SDLP candidate for North Down. There was a second poster which had been defaced and it appears some SDLP posters have been removed. Not fertile ground … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#11 Mark Brotherston (Conservative)

14th April 2014 Bangor, across the road from the Railway Station. Mark Brotherson is the Conservative candidate for North Down. Probably the best known of the five local Tories who are standing. Another eleven have been parachuted in from England. … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#10 Andrew Muir (Alliance Party)

Tuesday 14th April.   Andrew Muir (Alliance candidate for North Down) in High Street, Bangor near a bar called “Fealtys”. Muir is one of those second tier Alliance politicans. Youthful but a veteran, he has already been Mayor of North … Continue reading

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Local Elections: North Down & Ards

The new council is effectively the amalgamation of four DEAs from North Down and three from Ards Council. And in Assembly terms, the constituency of North Down and Strangford. The results. SDLP 1. Alliance 7 Greens 3 DUP 17. UUP … Continue reading

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Louise…What Politics Should Be About

Out and about at various polling stations today, I found myself in Bangor. Met this lovely lady Louise Macartney at the Castle Polling Station. Louise is an Independent candidate and its an uphill struggle for her. It is micro-politics …she … Continue reading

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