Why have NI’s political parties failed to answer policy questions for #VoteMatch?

Screen Shot 2015-04-06 at 17.52.34Ahem, so there’s an election on. And everywhere in the United Kingdom there is a choice based on policy. You can play VoteMatch, a project run by Unlock Democracy to help you decide.

I tested it on the North Poole and Mid Dorset constituency, and there the running result is a lead for the Greens, with UKIP coming a close second in a place where the Lib Dems held the seat in 2010 and according to the Ashcroft polls the Tories look set to pick it up easily. [Well, it is powered by social media – Ed]

When I tried the Northern Ireland section this is what got… It seems our political parties (or some of them) are reluctant to be judged by their policy positions. [Do they even have any? – Ed] We shall be keeping a watching brief to see if any of them get a sudden cure of their post ideological stasis.