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playwiththewind1st

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2019, 07:06:29 PM »
Latest election news:
"The DUP's first openly Catholic candidate has been well done, at the stake"

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #61 on: May 03, 2019, 07:26:32 PM »
Fergal Lennon of Aontķ eliminated on the first count in the ABC council area. Looks like mandatory mass attendance and anti-abortion hardline attitudes aren't a winning formula.

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #62 on: May 03, 2019, 09:05:26 PM »
"The DUP's first openly-gay candidate Alison Bennington has polled well in Antrim and Newtownabbey"

WTF.

Why would you represent a party when most of the leadership of the party think you are an abomination?? Makes no sense whatsoever. To be honest on either side.

Torres getting tanked in the elections is great news. Also from what I read UKIP down so two sets of positive news there. I was worried UKIP would be on the up. Not sure on the demographic of the independents mind who may be worse for all I know...

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #63 on: May 03, 2019, 09:06:42 PM »
"The DUP's first openly-gay candidate Alison Bennington has polled well in Antrim and Newtownabbey"

WTF.

Why would you represent a party when most of the leadership of the party think you are an abomination?? Makes no sense whatsoever. To be honest on either side.


Stockholm Syndrome? Or maybe she wants to try and fix the party from within.

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #64 on: May 03, 2019, 09:09:24 PM »
From my own perspective I think Nationalists, would be more opening to changing their vote to other options.

Do Alliance get much traction in nationalist areas west and south of the Bann?

Not yet anyway. Middle class areas of belfast are their bread and butter. They have never really broken into the culchie vote.

Maybe the culchies might think differently in future elections

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #65 on: May 03, 2019, 09:11:12 PM »
Turnout in working class unionist areas seems to be very very low. Some areas as low as 30% at 9pm.

Will overall turnout reach 50%?

The ones that complain about politicans are usually the ones who can't get off the couch to vote.

So fair play to all those who stand as candidates - they have the courage to put their name forward and try to make their area a better place!

So is your area a better place for the candidates that are in place? Itís a racket

All I'm saying is people do so much complaining about politicans that they don't even vote.

Others then complain about this party and that party that they should stand themselves as independents or join a party.

Or vote for good candidates running for parties that try to make this place work

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2019, 09:15:28 PM »
Labour are being hit because they haven't come out in favour of a second  referendum

Where Labour not hit for not the opposite reason. Looking at the districts where their vote fell it was hardly to do with not backing a second referendum

playwiththewind1st

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #67 on: May 03, 2019, 09:18:00 PM »

"The DUP's first openly-gay candidate Alison Bennington has polled well in Antrim and Newtownabbey"

See Jim Wells has been stressing his impeccably liberal credentials over this one lol.

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2019, 09:18:50 PM »
Chatting to a fair few who didnít vote sf
Brexit/ stormont( no storming impacting in schools etc) and complacency for their votes
The main reason.

I didn't vote SF. Normally might well have. Independent Republican #1 and Alliance #2.

Main reasons above.

Not buying this line from the media that SF are coming under pressure from their base to get back to Stormont. Pulling the pin from Stormont propelled them to their two most successful elections since partition and that's not exactly ancient history.

But for those who would normally have voted SF but decided not to this time because they aren't back in Stormont - is the memory seriously that short that it has already been forgotten who it was that reneged at the last second on a deal to get back to the assembly? As far as I'm concerned, not voting for SF for that reason is naively punishing SF for the DUP's intransigence.

People looking more at the consequences of Stormont not sitting rather than the reason for its collapse.

Remember SF and DUP donít need to change or compromise. We just need to vote for different parties

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2019, 09:20:45 PM »
"The DUP's first openly-gay candidate Alison Bennington has polled well in Antrim and Newtownabbey"

WTF.

The key word is ďopenlyĒ

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2019, 09:33:27 PM »
Labour are being hit because they haven't come out in favour of a second  referendum

Where Labour not hit for not the opposite reason. Looking at the districts where their vote fell it was hardly to do with not backing a second referendum

In this day and age - with all the communication and processing capabilities - ye'd think we can do better than guessing what the majority wants based on what is or isn't on a manifesto.

But yay for representative democracy.  ::)
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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2019, 09:41:56 PM »
"The DUP's first openly-gay candidate Alison Bennington has polled well in Antrim and Newtownabbey"

WTF.

The key word is ďopenlyĒ

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2019, 09:51:37 PM »
This is turning into a very interesting set of results.  Alliance already have enough gains to illustrate that a growing number of people wonít settle for paralysis.  They might even break through in Lurgan!  In fact there are several mini earthquakes in ABC.  UUP might be the big loser.  DUP have their base and have hung in well despite all their nastiness.  SF tried to bag some extra seats and it remains to be seen if it worked overall when the final votes are counted, but tonight they must be secretly disappointed because they havenít really had a big moment today.

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2019, 10:10:38 PM »
This is turning into a very interesting set of results.  Alliance already have enough gains to illustrate that a growing number of people wonít settle for paralysis.  They might even break through in Lurgan!  In fact there are several mini earthquakes in ABC.  UUP might be the big loser.  DUP have their base and have hung in well despite all their nastiness.  SF tried to bag some extra seats and it remains to be seen if it worked overall when the final votes are counted, but tonight they must be secretly disappointed because they havenít really had a big moment today.
Seems the SDLP took one off the UUP which is a bit of a coup round Portydown.

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #74 on: May 03, 2019, 10:56:14 PM »
DUP candidate left count centre crying because he didnít get re-elected. Hahaha