Sinn Fein unilaterally withdraw posters in #FST11…

I’ve not seen anywhere near as many posters this year as in previous years. Parties seem to be either investing their cash in the kind of bespoke pitches that Chris reports of Sinn Fein’s charm offensive in the loyalist Village area of Belfast (or more likely, just avoiding the high winds).

Now the party is entering a non proliferation strategy by withdrawing posters in two electoral areas, Erne East (#LG2005) and Blackwater (#LG2005).

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  • Drumlins Rock

    Mick, is this assembly or council? they have Plenty of Assembly ones up for Michelle Gildernew in Blackwater already, as for council we are not putting any up.

    ps please ring me

  • Guess you haven’t been along the Knock dual carriageway from Castlereagh to Belvoir.

  • SethS

    Sure its not to do with the poor quality. Noticed yesterday in Short Strand that all the SF posters had folded over in the wind while the others were still visible.

  • Mick Fealty

    Mostly centre of town… Donegall Road and Pass…

  • John Ó Néill

    All the parties rushed posters up as soon as the general election was called in February – they had to replace most two weeks out as the wind took a lot down.

  • Drumlins Rock

    Mick, can you let me know where you got this information from? have heard nothing of it in FST, and seen plenty of SF posters up. I see the DUP has their posters up too, but without any pictures, strange…

  • Hopping The Border

    Yes DR there is a similar pattern in Holywood, the majority of the DUP posters on the A2 have no pictures….

  • Mick Fealty

    It was in the News Letter. I meant link it.

  • Alias

    “All the parties rushed posters up as soon as the general election was called in February – they had to replace most two weeks out as the wind took a lot down.”

    It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow poster printers some good.

  • On Tuesday night I was photographing posters in part of South Belfast. There was no posters at all in Great Victoria Street. the first going away from city centre were at Shaftsbury Square.
    Likewise today none in city centre.
    Is there some kinda agreement or even law to make city centre a neutral zone?

  • Drumlins Rock

    or the fact it has almost zero voters and would confuse voters from at least four constituencies?

  • Big Maggie

    You should see the UKIP postering in Rathfriland. Henry Reilly’s mug is to be seen on just about every lamppost. Talk about overkill.

    Of course the party may be trying to disguise Henry’s ignorance of NI politics. If we’re to believe his radio party political broadcast, our Assembly sits in some place called “Stormount”.

    But the Socialist Party can’t spell either. Wherever I look in Belfast I see posters reading “Fight the Cuts”.

    What happened to that all-important apostrophe, lads?

  • Big Maggie

    “What happened to that all-important apostrophe, lads?”

    Oops, I meant asterisk 🙂

  • babyface finlayson

    Or exclamation mark perhaps!!

  • stewart1

    Anyone see the posters for the DUP’s Ruth Patterson in South Belfast?

    Reminds me of a character from Little Britain.

  • Big Maggie


    That’s nothing. Have you seen those for Karen McKevitt of the SDLP?

    My dear! One doesn’t wear bright red and white when one is a size 28. Sack that stylist! 🙂

  • Drumlins Rock

    Which areas do the DUP have pics and which don’t? Not that i’m complaining in South Tyrone mind you! (shudders!)

    With regards the original post, can I just add the UUP decided not to put up any Council posters in Fermanagh or South Tyrone.