Who Will Be The Next MP For West Belfast?

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With Gerry Adams set to step down at some point within the next year who will replace him as MP for West Belfast? Whichever candidate SF selects will have to go through the formaility of winning a by-election.

I reckon it will be either Alex Maskey or Gerry Kelly.

Of course Gerry's seat at Stormont is vacant with immediate effect. Who will the party nominate to replace him?

Most likely one of their local councillors but which one? Another possibly is that Lagan Valley MLA Paul Butler could switch to West Belfast leaving a (short-term) vacancy to be filled in Lagan Valley.
 


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With Gerry Adams set to step down at some point within the next year who will replace him as MP for West Belfast? Whichever candidate SF selects will have to go through the formaility of winning a by-election.

I reckon it will be either Alex Maskey or Gerry Kelly.

Of course Gerry's seat at Stormont is vacant with immediate effect. Who will the party nominate to replace him?

Most likely one of their local councillors but which one? Another possibly is that Lagan Valley MLA Paul Butler could switch to West Belfast leaving a (short-term) vacancy to be filled in Lagan Valley.
Gerry Kelly.
 

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With Gerry Adams set to step down at some point within the next year who will replace him as MP for West Belfast? Whichever candidate SF selects will have to go through the formaility of winning a by-election.

I reckon it will be either Alex Maskey or Gerry Kelly.

Of course Gerry's seat at Stormont is vacant with immediate effect. Who will the party nominate to replace him?

Most likely one of their local councillors but which one? Another possibly is that Lagan Valley MLA Paul Butler could switch to West Belfast leaving a (short-term) vacancy to be filled in Lagan Valley.
How exactly does he quit?

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:D
 

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To resign from the House of Commons, an MP can either apply for stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds (usually reserved for Conservative MP's) or the Manor of Notherhallteron (the route taken by Labour MP's). What happens when the MP is question has never attended Parliament and there is no chief whip to make the statement, I have no idea (but was going to ring Parliament in the morning and ask that question).

I do hope that people will not be offended by me jumping into this forum feet first, I did want to formally introduce myself but cannot immediately find a "Welcome / Introductions" thread.
 

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Hopefully it will not be the brother of a paedophile or a murdering ,duplicitous bastard .A forlorn hope .
 

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To resign from the House of Commons, an MP can either apply for stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds (usually reserved for Conservative MP's) or the Manor of Notherhallteron (the route taken by Labour MP's). What happens when the MP is question has never attended Parliament and there is no chief whip to make the statement, I have no idea (but was going to ring Parliament in the morning and ask that question).

I do hope that people will not be offended by me jumping into this forum feet first, I did want to formally introduce myself but cannot immediately find a "Welcome / Introductions" thread.
I have posted the link...

But in other word an appointment to an office of profit under the crown...

in other words he will have to go begging to her maj :) via the Conservative government
 

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I have posted the link...

But in other word an appointment to an office of profit under the crown...

in other words he will have to go begging to her maj :) via the Conservative government
I hardly think so. It is an interesting question though - how does an abstentionist MP resign his seat?
 

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There has to be a by election in West Belfast early next year for new MP - under that system the election has to happen very quickly.

This will be a safe seat for SF.
 

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They are not that fussy who represents them in west belfast. Exactly what sickly act would the sitting mp have had to do for the area to turn its back on him. Cant think of any other civilised country where such allegations against an mp would not have resulted in the community getting rid of him but then thats republicans for you.
 

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They are not that fussy who represents them in west belfast. Exactly what sickly act would the sitting mp have had to do for the area to turn its back on him. Cant think of any other civilised country where such allegations against an mp would not have resulted in the community getting rid of him but then thats republicans for you.
Ironic coming from a North Antrimer.
 

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There has to be a by election in West Belfast early next year for new MP - under that system the election has to happen very quickly.
Gerry has not resigned his Westminister seat yet. He says he will do so when a General election is called in the south. We don't know when that is going to be. But the by-election will take place relatively soon afterwards (certainly nothing like the Donegal SW shenanigans)

This will be a safe seat for SF.
Never a truer word was spokwe.
 

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Ironic coming from a North Antrimer.
Have I missed something. Was my mp past or present involved in protecting a paedofile. Did he get the peado a job working with children. Has he ever been alleged to have ordered the killing of a mother of ten and her body to be buried in a secret location.

:confused:
 

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Hopefully somebody who chooses to actually do something for their deprived electorate rather than masquerading as some form of relevant statesman.
 

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Have I missed something. Was my mp past or present involved in protecting a paedofile.
William McGrath of Kincora fame.

Has he ever been alleged to have ordered the killing of a mother of ten and her body to be buried in a secret location.
No but Paisley has been associated with many many unpleasant episodes over the years so you get my point about hypocrisy.
 

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Hopefully it will not be the brother of a paedophile or a murdering ,duplicitous bastard .A forlorn hope .
Maybe; but a mass murderer like Gen Mike Jackson is unlikely to garner sufficient votes, even if he writes the statements of his murdering grunts.
 

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William McGrath of Kincora fame.



No but Paisley has been associated with many many unpleasant episodes over the years so you get my point about hypocrisy.
No Paisley had been given evidence that McGrath was a homosexual but didnt report it. Are you saying that all homosexuals are also paedos.
Cant think of any unpleasant episodes never mind one that would come anywhere close to what the sitting mp for west belfast has been accused of.
 


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