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DerryBee

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Personally I think that it would be a great misfortune for the SDLP to lose Pat Ramsey. In my experience I have always found Pat Ramsey to be a dedicated, helpful and hardworking public representative. It would seem strange to cast aside a man who is so assiduous in his work and a popular local figure within the local community.
 

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Personally I think that it would be a great misfortune for the SDLP to lose Pat Ramsey. In my experience I have always found Pat Ramsey to be a dedicated, helpful and hardworking public representative. It would seem strange to cast aside a man who is so assiduous in his work and a popular local figure within the local community.
Presumably something is happening behind the scenes ?
 

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Pat Ramsey, popular local figure, local community.
All of the above is correct but like most of the Foyle crowd PR is very Derrycentric.

Derry politicians in particular take parochialism to extremes and thats going some for NI.
 

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Maybe the Derry SDLP membership feel PR drew too much attention to them from the Bogside GFA losers.

"We know where you live" springs to mind.
 

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I think Mary Bradley has announced she is standing down. SDLP will face a strong challenge from Eamonn McCann for their third seat.
 

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EM is not getting any younger.

Probably 2011 will be his last election.

Trotskyism in the North West will never be the same after he retires.
I back Derry's Trotsky to win a seat and go all constitutional.
 

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Always thought pat ramsay a decent man ,will speak to my insider SDLP man to find out what is going on .Must have offended Durkan.
 

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at least Eamonn would liven things up a bit and he speaks from the heart and with common sense.Bet that surprised you , slab/merle .
 

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AFAIK Ramsey and Durkan couldn't stand the sight of each other - its more of a surprise that Ramsey got shafted in Ritchie's time rather than by Durkan himself
 

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at least Eamonn would liven things up a bit and he speaks from the heart and with common sense.Bet that surprised you , slab/merle .
He would at the least stand by and over his own actions.
A very rare commidity
 

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Personally I think that it would be a great misfortune for the SDLP to lose Pat Ramsey. In my experience I have always found Pat Ramsey to be a dedicated, helpful and hardworking public representative. It would seem strange to cast aside a man who is so assiduous in his work and a popular local figure within the local community.
Ramsey won't be lost, he'd be a senior councillor at least.
 

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I think Mary Bradley has announced she is standing down. SDLP will face a strong challenge from Eamonn McCann for their third seat.
Perhaps, but the second Sinn Fein seat may also be vulnerable.
 


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