UUP: the main runners for Saturday…

Have a look at last week’s Hearts and Minds before it comes off line tomorrow. It contains a set piece between Alan McFarland and David McNarry, two of the main contenders for the Trimble succession at the UUP. We’d been interested in hearing your thoughts on both performances, and whether either has a decent chance against the more senior Reg Empey. Noel MacAdam in the Belfast Telegraph last night gave his run down of the main candidates.

  • JT

    It’s changed times for the disparate ranks of the UUC. Not so long ago, the international media assembled for each and every UUC huddle. It was the single, most crucial body to the political process apart from, perhaps, the IRA army council.

    Not so now. UUC members find themselves shunted into the political second division: more desperate than disparate.

    So so true

  • Tim Roll-Pickering

    Anyone got any idea when we’ll hear the first news tonight?

  • Keith M

    Some of the crowd are on the pitch down the pub, they think
    it’s all over.

  • Keith M

    Obviously the “strike” tab doesn’t work here.

  • Keith M

    Obviously the “strike” tag doesn’t work here.

  • Tim Roll-Pickering


    BBC News is reporting that it’s gone to a second round.

    Round 1:

    Empey: 295
    McFarland: 266
    McNarry: 54 and out

  • Ulster Unionist

    Reg Empey: 295
    Alan McFarland: 266
    David McNarry: 54

    Turnout: 618 out of 769

    Their on second count now, McNarry emliminated

  • Tim Roll-Pickering

    They’ve declared and it’s Empey. No figures yet.

  • peteb


  • Tim Roll-Pickering

    Round 2:

    Sir Reg Empey 321
    Alan McFarland 287