UUP Live blog – introduction

The agenda item of celebrating successful women has just finished. David Campbell is now introducing the tribute to HM Armed Forces, which will be followed at 11:30 by speeches by Jim Nicholson and his election agent Tom Elliott. Then at 11:50 David Cameron, who is now upstairs doing interviews, will deliver his speech.Tom Elliott –

If we don’t get out vote out we’ve only ourselves to blame

Jim Nicholson is very well respected but that’s no use if we don’t get him elected

Jim Nicholson –

Ulster Unionist seat being defended, not Jim Nicholson’s seat

Allied with the COnservatives in 1999 because we share the same ideals and principles. We want to work with Europe, and not be run by Europe

If all you’re interested in is topping the poll that says more about you than what you stand for. That’s not me that’s not us.

DUP a divided and damaged party. Media got Dromore wrong and haven’t recovered from the shock.

I have to ask Jeffrey and Arlene, what was it all about? The trips to the Waterfront hall so that they can now sit around a cabinet table with 5 SF ministers.

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    So much techology so little information

  • Mark McGregor

    Good god, Nicholson’s agent just had to make a lengthy appeal to his own party members to actually do some canvassing. That should be a given not an issue.

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    Live on BBC Paliament I think

  • marksi

    Live on BBC TWO Northern Ireland.

  • Mark McGregor
  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    Ruth Kelly was in the cabinet you dull fecker.

  • Dewi

    He ooozes sincerity…..

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    No televised questions – presumably to avoid the embarassment of publically being asked directly how he can justify being associated with a deeply sectarian party with an appalling history of discrimimation.

    What a ridiculous postion the Tories have now placed thermselves in – they claim to want an end to orange and green politics and do this ny joinging forces with an Orange party. lol

  • William

    It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it …. you are certainly behind the times….we are on our way….UUP / Conservaties….part of the next UK Government…

    Can’t wait to give Labour and the DUPes a stuffing

  • Silver Line

    It would appear the Conservative leader is anti orange hardly a good vote winner for the UUP

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it


    “part of the next UK Government” – probably

    part of the next Norn Iron Government – probably not

  • Richard James


    I’m afraid Northern Ireland remains part of the United Kingdom, and as we watch Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness go on bended knee before Westminster for alms we can see where the real power is.