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15-03-2011, 09:12 AM
15-03-2011, 09:21 AM
It's all about the final seat here.
Should be 1 seat comfortably for each of the 5 big parties but the SDLP are far from guaranteed to hang on to their second.
Alasdair McDonnell took the Westminster seat comfortably but he would have been the beneficiary of many Alliance votes to keep Unionists/SF out.
SF will aim to get Maskey elected on the first count, potentially making the SDLP's chances slimmer. He came close last time but so transfer unfriendly was he that it took until count 10 for him to secure his seat.
Conall McDevitt contests the seat he took over from Carmel Hanna for the first time.
Ruth Patterson is the second DUP candidate here, she blotted her copybook recently by feigning a coughing fit in Belfast CC because someone was talking Irish. This may however help her cause.
My favourite stat from SB; Imagine getting 22 votes and not being last!
15-03-2011, 09:24 AM
Confirmed candidates for May 2011
Clare Bailey: Green Party
Brian Faloon: People Before Profit Alliance
Mark Finlay: UUP
Anna Lo: Alliance Party
Paddy Lynn: Workers Party
Alex Maskey: Sinn Fein
Conall McDevitt: SDLP
Alasdair McDonnell: SDLP
Michael McGimpsey: UUP
Paddy Meehan: Socialist Party
Ruth Patterson: DUP
Samuel Smyth: Procapitalism
Jimmy Spratt: DUP
Nico Torregrosa: UKIP
01-04-2011, 08:41 PM
How's this for an alternative Ulster?
Brian Faloon, the original drummer with Stiff Little Fingers has announced he is standing in South Belfast for People Before Profit.
Went to see the Stiffs in the Ulster Hall in November '82, their last home gig before the first break-up and got in to see the band afterwards. Although Faloon had left them 3 years earlier, he was there and they signed everything we had including DMs which were never worn again.
06-05-2011, 09:21 PM
Anna Lo All 6,390 19.8%
Alasdair McDonnell SDLP 4,527 14.0%
Jimmy Spratt DUP 4,045 12.5%
Alex Maskey SF 4,038 12.5%
Ruth Patterson DUP 3,800 11.8%
Conall McDevitt SDLP 3,191 9.9%
Michael McGimpsey UUP 2,988 9.2%
Mark Finlay UUP 1,394 4.3%
Clare Bailey Others 899 2.8%
Brian Faloon Others 414 1.3%
Paddy Meehan Others 234 0.7%
Nico Torregrosa Others 234 0.7%
Paddy Lynn Others 135 0.4%
Samuel Smyth Others 29 0.1%
Anna Lo (All) elected
06-05-2011, 10:32 PM
Alasdair McDonnell elected for SDLP.
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