Is this the way to Donaghcloney?

Last night I paid my first visit to the Upper Bann constituency, starting in Lurgan with the SDLP, then onto the affluent Portadown Killycomaine Road area with the DUP and then finally got lost in the Drumlin country that holds such towns as Gilford, Lawrencetown, Magheralin, Blackscull and even Waringstown in a vain attempt to catch up with David Trimble in Donaghcloney. By the time I got there it was getting dark, and himself and the UUP canvassers had gone home. So I cut my losses and finally met up the scourge of nationalism online – David Vance!

I began to get a sense of what mileage the Unionist candidates are having to put in to this constituency which is really a stitching together of the northern part of County Armagh, including the urban centres of Lurgan and Portadown, and the more rural and countriside of the western portion of County Down. For the nationalists there are large estates in the constituency it pays not to visit for security reasons. Though according to the DUP group, all the parties have visited pretty much all of the mostly middle class Banbridge.

More later.

  • David Vance

    Think about it Mick – Trimble has gone strangely missing in the Donacloney triangle….!

  • Gonzo

    Vance

    What did you do with him, hmm?

    More dirty tricks…!

  • Davros

    starting in Lurgan with the SDLP,

    From there the only way is up 😉

  • David Vance

    Gonzo,

    Let’s just say my garden shed has never proven for useful 😉 Is that a strange thumping I hear – or is a bell tolling for the “natural party of government”?