Upper Bann is the one to watch…

Mark Devenport is on the money, when he takes a nod from the bookies and suggests that David Trimble’s constituency is the one to watch. We agree, and when Slugger hits the ground running this week, the Trimble constituency is one of those we’ll be keeping the closest eye on. The UUP leader himself is rather sanguine that in his own back yard he can buck the poll trends and actually increase his 2,000 majority.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty