Well no….that’s not actually what it said on Slugger O’Toole.
Mid Ulster is reassuringly predictable and therefore of little interest to people…the Metrotextuals in South Belfast, East Belfast and North Down. Few …if any members of Platform for Change in Magherafelt, Cookstown and Coalisland. And yet they elect six MLAs and possibly on a decent turnout.
Its unfair to n political nerds, geeks,anoraks and the blogges.
In a submission to the Boundary Commission, I am proposing a change…WEIGHTED VOTING.
Under this proposal areas such as Mid Ulster, West Tyrone and Fermanagh-South Tyrone will be downgraded and elect just one MLA each. Areas such as South Belfast, North Down and Lagan Valley will be upgraded and will have ten MLAs each.
This should ensure an Alliance-Basil McCrea landslide…and neutralise all those pesky people who have never even heard of Platform for Change, Integrated Education, British-Irish Studies Institute and Stratagem.
You KNOW it makes sense.