Tag Archives: Stewart Dickson MLA

Assembly Election 2017: East 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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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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Profile: East Antrim

Candidates: DUP: Alastair Ross. David Hilditch. Gordon Lyons. UUP: Roy Beggs. John Stewart. Maureen Morrow. Alliance: Stewart Dickson. Danny Donnelly. Sinn Féin: Oliver McMullan. SDLP: Margaret Anne McKillop. TUV: Ruth Wilson. UKIP: Noel Jordan. PUP: Jim McCaw. Green: Dawn Patterson. … Continue reading

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The Great East Belfast Alliance Party Selection Controversy

i cant say that I have seen much about the Alliance Party and East Belfast on Slugger O’Toole. And yet Naomi Long is their favourite politician. interesting to note that Judith Cochrane MLA has decided not to seek re-selection. She … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: East Antrim

The Results: Sammy Wilson won easily enough but the DUP vote slipped. UUP andAlliance clearly have one quota each and DUP at least two. In the contrxt of an Assembly contest, there is probably a nationalist seat (currently held by … Continue reading

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Who Let The Dogs Out?

As I predicted….and even a broken clock is right twice a day….Alliance are the Party most affected by the emergence of NI21. Far too early to say if NI21 will have any impact on Norn Iron politics or whether Basil … Continue reading

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Abortion And Stormont

I personally don’t think Abortion mixes well with Politics. I have private views and political views. And any attempt to be nuanced alienates people who self identify as “Pro Life” and “Pro Choice”. There is a concept called Objective Wrong … Continue reading

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MLA….MIA

About I week ago I started to notice that I had not seen much of David Ford, the Alliance Leader over the past few weeks. He turned up again on Monday at Stormont. and indeed performed credibly in the zoo … Continue reading

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The Alliance Party And Religion

Last week Cllr Alan Harbinson (North Down) left the Alliance Party over the issue of Gay marriage…..he is against it. The surprising thing about his resignation……and even possible defection to DUP is that he has only been on the Council … Continue reading

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