General Election 2010 – UCUNF

Where to start?
The four stage progression I suppose, thus:
1) The bright new non-sectarian dawn.
2) Look at us we have Catholic candidates.
3) Sorry no we haven’t.
4) Oh and we’ll change our mind on standing in every seat…
Totally. Absolutely. Astonishing.
I always thought that the money was important but was it the only thing?
How did they do anyway?
Election Year 2010 2005 Delta
East Belfast 21.2% 30.9% -9.7%
West Belfast 3.1% 2.3% 0.8%
North Belfast 7.7% 7.1% 0.6%
South Belfast 17.3% 22.7% -5.4%
FST 45.5% 18.2% 27.3% I know but he would have taken the Tory whip.
West Tyrone 14.2% 6.9% 7.3%
Foyle 3.2% 2.4% 0.8%
Mid Ulster 11.0% 10.7% 0.3%
South Down 7.3% 9.9% -2.6%
East (L)Derry 17.8% 21.1% -3.3%
Newry and Armagh 19.1% 13.9% 5.2%
Strangford 27.8% 25.2% 2.6% Change based on Tory and UUP 2005 vote combined.
Lagan Valley 21.1% 21.5% -0.4%
Upper Ban 25.7% 25.5% 0.2%
North Antrim 10.9% 14.5% -3.6%
East Antrim 23.7% 26.6% -2.9%
South Antrim 30.4% 29.1% 1.3%
North Down 20.4% 52.9% -32.5%

As always Nic Whyte on Ark for the data.
That’s not a clear picture is it? What can we conclude?
1) Back in the hunt in West Tyrone where an Assembly seat is surely likely.
2) Maybe could chance their arm with 2 candidates in Newry and Armagh.
3) In South Antrim surely Empey would have won if the progression above would have stopped at 2…..and a possible gain if they only stand 2 candidates next time?

Anything else stand out?

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