West Belfast still (NOT) in play for a Unionist seat…

Here’s Nelson McCausland’s musings on Facebook just now:

“In West Belfast Brian Kingston (DUP) poiled 2587 votes and Manwaring (UUP) polled 1471. This makes a total of 4058 unionist votes. The quota is 4,950 but a number of candidates are well under quota so Brian is still in there with a chance of a unionist seat.”

UPdate: Martina Purdy has just come on Radio Ulster saying Sheehan is so close to home this scenario has little other than a theoretical chance of winning…

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