In response to Mark McGregors [limited] piece about double jobbing/dual mandates I thought I’d expand it a little and look at a comparative piece on the Alliance Party – candidates who are running for both Local Council and NI Assembly. At the end of this post there are also some percentage figures on MPs who are also running for the Assembly by Party. Choice of party for the first study was simply down to time limitations – I would love to have analysed everyone but I simply don’t have that space at the moment – Alliance seemed the quickest.
Skipping the maths 64% of Alliance candidates are running for the Assembly and the Local councils – exactly the same as the DUP! No fixing – promise. The list is as follows:
Anne Wilson – North Down
Trevor Lunn – Lagan Valley
Judith Cochrane – Belfast East
Billy Webb – Belfast North
Dan McGuinness – Belfast West
Barney Fitzpatrick – East ‘Derry
Gerardine Mulvenna – East Antrim
Stewart Dickson – East Antrim
Hannah Su – Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Michael McDonald – Mid-Ulster
Jayne Dunlop – North Antrim
Kieran McCarthy – Strangford
David Griffin – South Down
Sheila McQuaid – Upper Bann
Some other number crunching then – the percentages [by party] of the current MPs who are also running for the NI Assembly elections:
Sinn Fein 100%
Sinn Fein wins hands down [although not perhaps in a good way] 🙂 Perhaps someone else may want to take up the mantle and run Assembly /Council on the SDLP / UUP and Sinn Fein?
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