Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Statement of Persons Nominated Released for Belfast West by-election

As promised yesterday the Statement of Persons Nominated has been published for the Belfast West by-election to replace Gerry Adams. In addition to the three names we had already the UUP, Alliance and People Before Profit Alliance (PBPA) are fielding candidates for this contest.

Bill Manwaring of the UUP and Gerry Carroll of the PBPA both stood for their respective parties at the recent Assembly election and Manwaring was the UUP candidate for the 2010 General Election. The Alliance have selected Aaron McIntyre who unsuccessfully stood for them at the recent Lisburn City Council elections.

Here's the full list of candidates along with the recent election results in the seat:

By-Election Candidate

GE2010

NIA2011

Paul Maskey (SF)

71.1%

66.1%

Alex Attwood (SDLP)

16.4%

13.2%

Brian Kingston (DUP)

7.6%

7.5%

Bill Manwaring (UUP)

3.1%

4.2%

Aaron McIntyre (All)

1.9%

1.1%

Gerry Carroll (PBPA)

-

4.8%

- (Workers Party)

-

1.7%

- (Socialist Party)

-

1.1%

- (IND)

-

0.4%

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