Tag Archives: Westminster Elections

Back in The Saddle

Hello again. I have not blogged for a while. I am really getting too old for this. In part, the things that got me interested in politics nearly fifty years ago are no longer relevant. In part, the things that … Continue reading

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Blogging: Normal Service Has Been Resumed

Apologies for little of consequence appearing on this Blog in the past few days. A member of the household was hospitalised but is now back home and doing well. This means that with just 36 hours left until the polling … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#38 Mary Muldoon (SDLP)

27th April. Nice to see SDLP posters in various parts of East Belfast, this one is at Short Strand. Mary Muldoon is the candidate. A declaration of interest. I first met Mary over forty years ago, when we were both … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#37 Gary Middleton DUP

27th April. Derry City. Eastern side of Craigavon Bridge. Gary Middleton, DUP candidate for Foyle. Recently co-opted to the Assembly following the resignation of Maurice Devenney, who himself was co-opted last year for the retiring Assembly Speaker, Willie Hay. Hay … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#36 Gregory Campbell (DUP)

27th April Coleraine. This poster of Gregory Campbell MLA (DUP) is outside Dunnes Stores. “Flegory” is outgoing MP for East Derry. Outspoken critic of Irish culture and Irish language, he seems to represent all that is bad about Unionism. And … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#35 Julia Kee (UUP)

27th April. Abercorn Road, Derry. This poster of Julia Kee, UUP candidate for Foyle. I know nothing about her except she is described as a “community worker” on the UUP website.

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Poster Boys & Girls…#34 William McCandless (UUP)

27th April Coleraine. This poster of William McCandless, UUP candidate for East Derry is outside Dunnes Stores. I do not know anything about him except that he is a councillor based in Coleraine.

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Poster Boys & Girls…#33 Caoimhe Archibald (Sinn Féin)

27th April Limavady (outside Tesco). Caoimhe Archibald is Sinn Féin candidate for East Derry. SF have a safe seat and there might be an interesting “nationalist” contest. While SDLP might do better around Coleraine and Portrush, Sinn Féin will probably … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#32 Neil Wilson (Conservative)

27th April. Connswater Health Centre. Neil Wilson is the Tory candidate for East Belfast. I know nothing about him. Nor do I want to know anything about him. To his credit, he appears to actually live in Norn Iron.

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Poster Boys & Girls…#31 Naomi Long (Alliance)

27th April. Mountpottinger Road, Belfast. Naomi Long, outgoing Alliance MP for East Belfast. The “Ginga Ninja” was elected in a perfect storm in 2010. Unionism was divided. DUP was sufferiing from the Iris Robinson scandal and she picked up some … Continue reading

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