Twitter list for the Assembly Election 2011 #ae11

I’ve been working on a comprehensive twitter list as a resource for the upcoming May elections. You can access it here.

Although I’ve called it ‘Assembly Election 2011‘, to keep things straight-forward, I’ve also included local election (#le11) candidates in the list as well.

The list generally includes candidates, party feeds, political staff, commentators and bloggers, but I’m continually adding to the list all the time. Feel free to include your suggestions.

http://twitter.com/AldousDuke/assembly-election-2011

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Deeny stands down

West Tyrone’s independent MLA Kieran Deeny is to stand down at the next Assembly election.

Citing “family reasons” and the demanding time schedule he faced performing the role of a practicing GP and Assembly member Dr Deeny said, “It has become increasingly difficult to work even part-time as a GP and as an MLA and do the jobs properly.”

However in announcing his decision, Dr Deeny fired a parting shot at the four main political parties for not backing the hospital campaign in Omagh. While he enjoyed support from individual MLAs, he claimed there was no desire at a leadership level from either Sinn Féin, the DUP, the SDLP or the UUP to back his Tyrone County Health Coalition:

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Sinn Féin to target four Assembly seats in West Tyrone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sinn Féin will seek to extend their political dominance in West Tyrone in 2011 by attempting to add a fourth MLA to the three Assembly seats they already hold in the constituency.

Chairman of Omagh District Council Declan McAleer (above right) and Chairperson of Strabane District Council Michaela Boyle (above left) are the two new additions for the 2011 campaign, joining Barry McElduff and Pat Doherty (centre). Strabane based MLA Claire McGill will step down at the next Assembly election on May 5.

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