Morse on East Belfast…

Sammy Morse with the first of his constituency reports looks at East Belfast, where he thinks Reg Empey and Michael Copeland of the UUP should safe. Naomi Long for Alliance should also get home. The only serious question he raises is whether, on one hand the DUP vote manage sufficiently to take David Ervine’s PUP seat. Dawn Purvis, the new party leader, has a tough uphill which Sammy reckons needs a near perfect storm elsewhere to keep the party’s flame alive in Stormont. As he puts it: “any less than 0.6 Quotas and she can kiss the seat goodbye”.He also has the full list of runners and riders…

DUP: Wallace BROWNE, Robin NEWTON, Peter ROBINSON. UUP: Michael COPELAND, Reg EMPEY, Jim RODGERS. PUP: Dawn PURVIS. Alliance: Naomi LONG. SF: Niall O’DONNGHALIE. SDLP: Mary MULDOON. Conservative: Glyn CHAMBERS. Socialist: Thomas BLACK. Workers’ Party: Joe BELL. Make Politicians History: George RAINBOW. Green: Steven AGNEW.

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