Tag Archives: South Antrim

Assembly Election 2017: South 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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Naomi Long…Sheesh

Today Naomi Long became Leader of the Alliance Party. Yes….it seems that they can get even more pompous and sanctimonious. Not sure if a purpose can be found for David Ford. Does he stand down from the Assembly just six … Continue reading

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Profile: South Antrim

Candidates: DUP: Trevor Clarke. Pamela Cameron. Paul Girvan. UUP: Adrian Cochrane Watson. Paul Michael. Stephen Aiken. UKIP: Robert Hill. TUV: Richard Cairns. Alliance: David Ford. SDLP: Roisin Lynch. Sinn Féin: Declan Kearney. Green: Helen Farley. Conservative: Mark Young. Independent: David … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#26 David Ford MLA

Carnmoney Road, Glengormley and just a few metres from the SDLP South Antrim Constituency Office…the office of Alliance Party Leader, David Ford MLA for South Antrim and gerrymandered Minister for (In)Justice in the Executive. It is on the boundary of North … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#25 SDLP South Antrim

SDLP opened an office in Glengormley yesterday. Due to the annual Famine Commemoration in Newry, I was unable to attend. This is a welcome development from a SDLP perspective as it will benefit both North Belfast and South Antrim. It … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: South Antrim

The Results: Rev William McCrea lost the seat to Danny Kinahan. McCrea comes from the nasty wing of DUP. Few outside the Party will miss him. A seat in the “House of Lords”? Or just more time for the Free … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#18 Trevor Clarke MLA

In Antrim Town. Just off the main street, a large detached house. I have credited this one to Trevor Clarke MLA (DUP, South Antrim) ….note it name-checks “Dr” William McCrea MP.   “Dr” William McCrea is of course a Doctor of … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#17 Danny Kinahan MLA

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Antrim Town. This is the office of Danny Kinahan MLA (UUP, South Antrim). While I was there a member of staff was putting Facebook and Twitter stickers in the window. 

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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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