Great survivors?

Some of the candidates who appeared to be on their way out, either before the day of poll or immediately following the announcement of the first preferences, seem to have impressively held on to their seats. Dolores Kelly managed to get back in Upper Bann; Declan O’Loan looks like making it in North Antrim; whilst David McNarry and Conall McDevitt are in dogfights in their respective constituencies. Personally speaking, the O’Loan feat seems to stand above the others, but, as reports suggest the UUP may indeed take a West Tyrone seat as well as be in the mix for the third unionist seat in North Belfast, reports of their demise may have been greatly exaggerated….UPDATE: O’Loan looking very unlikely in North Antrim, leaving Kelly and McDevitt only two of the aforementioned survivors to make it so far….

  • Mark McGregor

    Fairplay to you Chris, I wouldn’t be putting my neck on the line with a call for O’Loan

  • Chris Donnelly

    ‘My neck on the line’

    Visions of the guillotine dropping there Mark……

    Tbh I’m going on radio speculation alone as I can’t find count by count figures anywhere.

  • Dewi

    SDLP asking for a recount in South Down. Anyone know why?

  • Chris Donnelly

    2 SDLP candidates at loggerheads as both know only one will survive….

  • Chris Donnelly

    Mark was right……O’Loan’s a goner.

    As Daithi McKay noted on Twitter, SDLP now without Antrim representation outside of Belfast city.

  • Barry the Blender

    I called the O’Loan result several weeks ago. Paddyreilly was adamant that there was mass migration from West Belfast to Ballycastle of nationalists that would see him home in a boat.

    Put simply. I’m here to gloat.