#AE11 Open Thread: East Belfast (#bele11)

Okay, East Belfast is really interesting. Will we see two Alliance MLAs, after Naomi Long’s historic victory last year? Can Dawn Purvis hold on the seat she won against the odds four years ago without the backing of the PUP machine? What effect will Sammy Douglas have on the DUP ticket?

And at Council level how will the UUP fair banking on two old stagers, Jim Rodgers and (the recently rewhipped) Ian Adamson alongside the rookie Stephen Warke.

So what have I missed…

Sammy Morse’s 2007 constituency profile

– And Splintered Sunrise’s profile from last year…

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