Tag Archives | Mid Ulster

No surprises in Mid Ulster as Molloy wins; turnout dips down from 91.5% in 1969 by-election to just 55.7%

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Some quick figures from tonight’s Mid Ulster Westminster by-election result. I’m sure Gerry will post something over the next few days that will look at the figures in more detail and give some anecdotal evidence of the spread of turnout (using the tally samples) across the constituency. Eric Bullick (Alliance) 487 (1.3%) Nigel Lutton (Independent) more…

Making plans for Mid-Ulster, never mind plans for Nigel

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from BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21462044

With a handful of potential candidates already rejected, Nigel Lutton’s name came very late to the unionist party leaders and constituency associations. While known to individuals in both the DUP and UUP, he wasn’t a high profile figure with a front-line political future in front of him. Martin McGuinness indicated that he would be standing more…

SDLP chooses Patsy McGlone to contest Mid Ulster…

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This is worth noting since it’s a smart choice. And the SDLP have not been known for those in recent years. McGlone has a sound rural base of voters, and a decent local machine. You can almost certainly rule out a win against SF veteran Francie Molloy. In the last Assembly elections Sinn Fein’s team more…

SF’s Deputy Speaker to run for Mid Ulster Westminster seat

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So, the man who could never got the chance. I never really understood why Francie didn’t get the senior position in Stormont, but it looks like he’s off to Westminster next, as he has just been chosen (the only candidate to stand, according to Fitzy). He’s running against Patsy McGlone and Ian McCrea, but since more…

Bigotry and NI’s regressive game of tit and tit for tat…

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Broadsheet.ie has the pair. Ian McCrea’s fervent wish that his own county GAA would get beaten by the Republic’s Donegal side, so that celebrations would be kept out of his Mid Ulster constituency, and his father’s this fake Twitter account report of an attack on Ian’s car in ‘reprisal’ for Mr McCrea (junior)’s remarks. Be more…