Tag Archives: south belfast

Semi Detached Labour Party: Claire Hanna MLA

I am not sure that the Slugger O’Toole headline “Claire Hanna Resigns from SDLP Whip at Assembly…” is entirely accurate. It seems that Claire will no longer be attending SDLP Assembly Party meetings and has resigned her position as SDLP … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017: South Belfast

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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South Belfast Hustings

A crowded hall/church  at the Methodist Agape Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast last night. South Belfast hustings. Organised by two students (one still not eligible to vote) thru Challenges NI. A crowded hall/church but not a crowded platform. DUP, UUP, TUV … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#30 Clare Bailey MLA

Clare Bailey is the Green MLA for South Belfast. Her office is in University Street, near the junction with Ormeau Road. First time I have seen this office.

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Constituency Offices…#29 Paula Bradshaw MLA

Paula Bradshaw MLA is currently a member of the Alliance Party and was elected to Stormont in May 2016. She fought South Belfast as a UUP-Tory in 2010 Westminster election and joined Alliance at the end of that year. Her … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#28 Máirtín Muilleoir MLA

Sinn Féin offices/advice centres are usually pretty drab with (often) no reference to a specific MLA. I suppose they use co-option so often that it is hardly worthwhile to put up a sign with a name on it. The office … Continue reading

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Losing One Councillor Is Unfortunate…

For a political party to lose one councillor in one DEA is unfortunate. For a political party to lose two councillors in the same DEA looks downright careless. The party is the Alliance Party. These things happen of course. And it … Continue reading

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