Le incertezze del’Irlanda del Nord (Swiss Radio RSI)

Le incertezze del’Irlanda del Nord (Swiss Radio RSI)2 March 2017 Lorenzo AMUSO reported from Belfast for Swiss Radio RSI, on the impending 2017 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. He interviewed Allan LEONARD (Northern Ireland Foundation), Alan MEBAN (@alaninbelfast), John McCORRY (North Belfast Partnership), and Brian FEENEY (St Mary’s College). Leonard said: “Although we’ve had […]

Leonard says Alliance is the future as vote increases

Allan Leonard, Alliance Party candidate in Fermanagh & South Tyrone, has stated that the massive vote increase for Alliance shows that it is the party of the future and the Ulster Unionists and SDLP are in serious decline. Alliance increased its share of the vote in 14 of the 17 constituencies it stood in and […]

A long successful result

How tired am I? With about 10 hours sleep over two days, I'm planningon spending most of the weekend lying low. It was a long and successfulresult for the Alliance Party. I may have only got 521 votes (1.1%) inFermanagh & South Tyrone, but this was double the 2003 result. Ialso took pleasure in beating […]

Portuguese target letter

Today I posted a target letter, written in Portuguese,to those Portuguese households in Fermanagh & South Tyrone that Icould identify on the electoral register. Many thanks to mysister-in-law for the translation. You never know what effect such aneffort has, but I figure there’s no harm in letting people know that ifthey want an alternative choice […]

Poll reveals tribal parties won’t deliver

Allan Leonard, Alliance Party candidate for Fermanagh & SouthTyrone, has claimed that a poll published by the Belfast Telegraphshows that people are not confident that the tribal parties willdeliver devolution. The poll revealed that only 12% of respondents saidthat it was very likely that devolution will return following thiselection. Allan Leonard said: “This poll shows […]

Leonard slams SDLP ‘border poll’ proposal

Allan Leonard, Alliance Party candidate for Fermanagh & SouthTyrone, has slammed the SDLP for proposing that there should be a‘border poll’ once the Assembly is restored, and pointed out that a‘border poll’ is actually the most destabilising event possible. Allan Leonard said: “The last thing that Northern Ireland needs is a ‘border poll’. “It beggars […]