Monday, February 5, 2007

Tribune Identifies Key Targets for SDLP

Writing in yesterday's Sunday Tribune Suzanne Breen looks around the constituencies and identifies who might be the winners and losers and where.

We agree with Suzanne when she says that "SF's third candidate might be vulnerable to rising SDLP star Sharon Haughey..." but we'll have to disagree when she says that "On balance, SF slim favourites to hold". Betting types would be well advised to put a couple of quid on Sharon to take back our second seat in Newry & Armagh.

Suzanne is also on the ball with Strangford. She writes, "Popular Portaferry chip-shop owner Joe Boyle, of the SDLP, is challenging for the Alliance seat, although he needs a high number of first preferences as transfers will be scarce in this overwhelmingly unionist constituency. The Catholic population of Carryduff and Saintfield is expanding and Boyle's profile has grown since becoming the only nationalist on Ards Council."

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