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The Boundary Commission and democracy

Odd, isn’t it, how little attention we pay to the creation of constituencies. In the good old bad old days, nationalists and republicans knew that wards and boundaries were mapped out so that the result would be a unionist majority wherever possible – and even where seemingly impossible, as was the case in Derry, where […]

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Picture by dutts303     Elections: how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways. 1. Fermanagh/South Tyrone. An upset for Sinn Féin in a seat they were expected to nail down firmly after their last squeaky-bum win. Ex-UDR man and former UUP leader Tom Elliott won the seat with a comfortable 500-vote margin.  […]

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