Single issue candidates can be successful

According to this report on the BBC, the SDLP are considering standing aside in the West Tyrone contest for Westminster to give the Independent candidate Kieran Deeny a clearer run against the “absentee MP”, Sinn Féin’s Pat Doherty. As another successful single issue candidate stated recently – “As soon as voters realise that a vote for the independent candidate is not a wasted vote they will flock to the cause – if only to register their frustration with the current political scene.” – one thing’s certain, there is plenty of frustration with the current political scene here.

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