#AE11 Open Thread: Strangford (#str11)…

Okay, bit of a break there. I do want to get round to Foyle, since it is the only constituency I’ll be visiting on our #UTVtrip tweet up odyssey around Northern Ireland. As the Derry Wans might say, I’ll be leaving the best till last. Instead, I’m going to Strangford next, a place where boundary changes may force a couple of seat changes.

There’s a couple of thousand Unionist voters coming in the south and maybe about 1k nationalist voters. But the mathematics of this constituency are complex. The SDLP have reverted to using their 2007 candidate Joe Boyle, and the DUP seem braced to lose one of their four seats. On the face of not not much else seems up for grabs…

Sammy Morse’s 2007 thoughts here

– And from last year’s Westminsters, Splintered Sunrise’s profile

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