Jonathan reckons that the electoral fortunes of several parties (Sir Reg Empey fights for his life at a meeting of his party’s Executive this Saturday) swung on a very small number of voters in Northern Ireland:
2,721 votes cast out of a total of 673,871 doesn’t seem much. That’s because it’s not. In fact, it’s a paltry 0.4%, but in business and in politics, it’s victory in the margins which can make all the difference.
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