Tag Archives: South Down

Assembly Election 2017: South 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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Profile: South Down

Candidates: SDLP: Sean Rogers. Colin McGrath. SInead Bradley. Sinn Féin: Caitriona Ruane. Chris Hazard. MIchael Gray Sloan. UUP: Harold McKee. DUP: Jim Wells. TUV: Henry Reilly. Alliance: Patrick Brown. Green: John Hardy. Independent: John McCallister. The position in 2011 was … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: South Down

The Results: A straightforward win for Margaret Ritchie. Her Sinn Féin opponent, Chris Hazzard was hyped as a serious challenger but ultimately he was a well-beaten docket. Less than one thousand votes seperated three unionist candidates and Harold McKee UUP … Continue reading

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DUP Are “Toxic”

The British General Election is a very odd thing. It has none of the old certainties. Nothing is straightforward in 2015. It is not just about 650 seats and a handful on the “celtic fringe”. It is about 650 different … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#16 Sean Rogers MLA

Earlier this week, I was in Newcastle in County Down. This is the office of Sean Rogers MLA for South Down. I liked this one and thanks to newly elected Councillor Laura Devlin for showing me round.   

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Local Elections: Newry, Mourne & Down

Effectively made up of Down (Downpatrick) Council and Newry & Mourne. Both Heavily nationalist. Effectively four DEAs are in South Down, two are in Newry-Armagh and one in Strangford. Results. SF 14. SDLP 14. DUP 4. UUP 3. UKIP 1. … Continue reading

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Eddie McGrady RIP

SDLP members are saddened tonight at the death earlier today of Eddie McGrady, one of the first people to join the SDLP in 1970. I had never formally met him, but can still recall the first occasion that I actually … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#12 Caitriona Ruane MLA

 No specific mention of Caitriona Ruane Sinn Féin MLA for South Down but I am attributing this Warrenpoint office to her. A bit average looking…….but some bonus points for the Palestinian Flag.

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Constituency Offices….#11 Karen McKevitt MLA

 I have not posted any pics of Constituency Offices in a while. Not able to use my bus pass much during the school holidays but in Warrenpoint, County Down today. This is the office of Karen McKevitt SDLP MLA for … Continue reading

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Sean Rogers MLA Elect

Sean Rogers has been selected by SDLP in South Down to be co-opted into the Stormont Assembly to replace Magaret Ritchie who will now be concentrating on her role as Member of Westminster Parliament. Seemingly 239 people voted in the … Continue reading

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