Nominations published

The Electoral Office have published the list of those seeking office at the Assembly elections.

Having a quick scan two things stick out. The TUV are standing two candidates in North Antrim. Given that their ability to pick up transfers from anyone but eachother is going to be reasonably low, I don’t see why they would want to do this.

Second, long time leader of the UUP on Lisburn City Council, Ivan Davis, appears to have nominated both Basil McCrea and Edwin Poots.

ALSO, as Dewi points out below, Sylvia Hermon has nominated not only Alan McFarland but perennial independent Alan Chambers.

I used to write and get paid, now I read and don’t.

Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday