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That McCusker name is back…

Just picked up some interesting news that Colin McCusker, son of the late Harold McCusker, topped the poll at the UUP’s Upper Bann selection meeting last night. Apparently he won ‘by a country mile’ and was extremely impressive.

Others being sent forward to the HQ selection panel are:

  • Joanne Dobson
  • Sammy Gardiner
  • Harry Hamilton
  • George Savage

I understand that there was little separating this group of four in terms of votes cast.


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4 Responses

  1. Ulster Unionist member says:

    The party should select

    Dobson (young, bright, woman)
    McCusker (exceptionally talented, long standing connection to the area)
    Gardiner (purely to keep the locals in and around Lurgan content, but also because he does poll well)

  2. Agree with Slug – UUP won the second seat here in 2007 purely thanks to bad vote management by the DUP and Sinn Fein; they should not make that mistake themselves!

  3. Matthew says:

    Congratualations has to go to Colin to start with, he will have a great connection with the voters and hopefully it should draw back the disillusioned unionist voters in the upper bann area. I also think that Jo-Anne Dobson would be a good candidate for the area.

    Hopefully when the HQ have made their decision on the candidates it will turn out to be a good Assembly Election poll for all UUP candidates in the Upper Bann constituency.

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