Northern Ireland Election 2017



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With the reduction of seats alone, there'll be a lot of noses out of joint when the dust is settled. The seat reduction is likely to favour larger parties over smaller ones.
 

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With the reduction of seats alone, there'll be a lot of noses out of joint when the dust is settled. The seat reduction is likely to favour larger parties over smaller ones.
Sinn Fein will devour the SDLP. Michael Martin will have his Ass handed to him in his first Northern Ireland Election.

The DUP will devour the UUP
 
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Sinn Fein will devour the SDLP. Michael Martin will have his Ass handed to him in hiss first Northern Ireland Election.

The DUP will devour the UUP
We'll find out in due course, yet it's a little early to be making such predictions with 6 weeks of campaigning to go, a long time in politics.
 

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We'll find out in due course, yet it's a little early to be making such predictions with 6 weeks of campaigning to go, a long time in politics.
It's going to get very Tribal. The game is don't divide your Tribe's Vote.
 

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You just don't get the same Rainbow of Whingers in Northern Ireland Elections as we do in the 26.
 

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They do not understand Northern Ireland if they insist on running in it!
FF running the north? There are not enough brown envelopes to go around since the DUP has cornered that market.
 

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DUP slogan: "Stop Sinn Fein been the largest party"

Sinn Fein Slogan: "Vote Sinn Fein to stop the DUP been the largest party".

Well that's basically the narrative of both parties.
 

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With the reduction of seats alone, there'll be a lot of noses out of joint when the dust is settled. The seat reduction is likely to favour larger parties over smaller ones.
Don't think so. I think its the partys with multiple seats in the constituencies that will lose out. Two quotas has gone from 28% to 33% and three quotas from 43% to 50%.

West Belfast is interesting as always. SF look on paper favourites to hold their 4 seats but will the Shankill Rd Unionists transfer enough to Alex Atwood to get him over the line ahead of a Shinner?
 

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Don't think so. I think its the partys with multiple seats in the constituencies that will lose out. Two quotas has gone from 28% to 33% and three quotas from 43% to 50%.

West Belfast is interesting as always. SF look on paper favourites to hold their 4 seats but will the Shankill Rd Unionists transfer enough to Alex Atwood to get him over the line ahead of a Shinner?
I hear PBP are running 2 candidates in WB, I can't see the SDLP holding their seat. It may go SF 4, PBP 1 or SF 3, PBP 2 if SF shed some further support in WB but highly unlikely.
 

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Rubbing my bleary eyes....
So they hold an election, there might be some changes at the constituency level but I'd expect the two largest parties to be Sinn Féin and DUP as before.
But what then?
Kiss and make up or direct rule from Westminster?
It's possible of course that Arlene Foster might retire... (or resign) and the two parties get the show up on the road again.
 

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Sinn Fein will devour the SDLP. Michael Martin will have his Ass handed to him in his first Northern Ireland Election.

The DUP will devour the UUP
Has post #7 on this thread escaped your attention?
 

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So, will this thread appear in the "election box" on the Homepage that we had throughout 2016?
 


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