Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Vote Yes” Good Friday Agreement Referendum Leaflet from The SDLP April 14, 2023

From the Referendum on The Good Friday Agreement a leaflet from the SDLP calling for a Yes Vote. Many thanks to the sender


Leaflet from Naomh Gallagher -SDLP -Belfast South #AE17 March 1, 2017

A leaflet from Naomh Gallagher who is running for the SDLP in the 2017 Assembly Elections in South Belfast.
Many thanks to the sender



1982 Assembly Elections Leaflet from John Clenaghan, Patrick Ritchie, James McDonald- SDLP- South Antrim January 10, 2017

From the 1982 Assembly Elections, a leaflet from John Clenaghan, Patrick Ritchie and James McDonald who were running for The SDLP in South Antrim. James McDonald was elected. The Result is available here




“Do You Want Another DUP Backbencher in Lagan Valley?” Pat Catney – SDLP #ae16 May 4, 2016

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A leaflet “Do You Want Another DUP Backbencher in Lagan Valley?” from Pat Catney of The SDLP who is running in Lagan Valley.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Conal Browne -SDLP -North Down #AE16 April 29, 2016

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A Leaflet from Conal Browne of The SDLP who is running for a seat in The Assembly in North Down.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Richie McPhillips -SDLP- Fermanagh South Tyrone #AE16 April 28, 2016

From the Assembly Elections, A Leaflet from Richie McPhillips who is running for The SDLP in Fermanagh South Tyrone.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Amy Doherty -SDLP -East Belfast #AE16 April 25, 2016

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A Leaflet from Amy Doherty of the SDLP running in East Belfast in the Assembly Elections.
Many thanks to the sender.



Flyer and sample ballot from Patsy McGlone- SDLP- 2013 mid ulster by election March 7, 2013

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A flyer and sample ballot from SDLP Mid Ulster by Election candidate Patsy McGlone. Note the sample ballot showing two of the candidates not living in the constituency.
A special thanks to the sender… who rescued this from a relatives bin (yes I’ve searched in bins for leaflets too )




Leaflet for Conall McDevitt, Alasdair McDonnell and Claire Hanna- SDLP -Belfast South 2011 Assembly Elections December 18, 2012

From the 2011 Assembly elections and Local Elections an SDLP Leaflet for Conall McDevitt and Alasdair McDonnell who were running for the Assembly in Belfast South. The leaflet is also for Balmoral Local Election candidates Claire Hanna, Bernie Kelly and Niall Kelly.
The Leaflet also calls for a yes vote in the AV referendum held that day.



‘Let’s Make History’ Margaret Ritchie leaflet -SDLP Leadership contest 2010 September 8, 2011

A Margaret Ritchie flyer from the SDLP Leaderhip contest where she outpolled Alasdair McDonnell by 222 votes to 187 to take over from Mark Durkan.
Its quite a powerful use of colour and the slogan ‘Let’s Make History’ is a powerful one too.
Many thanks to the donor


“West Belfast needs a strong leader… ….not an empty seat” -Alex Attwood -SDLP -West Belfast by election June 2, 2011

First off many thanks to the sender, I’m not sure if this is the whole flyer (ie whats on the back) but it gives an idea on what theme SDLP candidate for the forthcoming West Belfast by election, Alex Attwood is campaigning on. The election is to replace Gerry Adams who vacated his seat.


Colin Keenan, Alex Attwood -SDLP -West Belfast -2011 Assembly Elections May 26, 2011

From the 2011 Assembly Elections a flyer for SDLP candidates Alex Attwood and Colin Keenan who were running in West Belfast. Attwood polled 3,765 votes and won a seat. Keenan polled 802 votes and missed out.



Leaflet for Patsy McGlone, Austin Kelly -SDLP-Mid Ulster -2011 Assembly Elections May 6, 2011

From the 2011 Assembly Elections a leaflet for SDLP candidates in Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone and Austin Kelly. Patsy McGlone is the Deputy leader of the SDLP.



Sean Farren -SDLP -1979 Westminster Elections North Antrim June 30, 2010

From the 1979 Westminster Elections a leaflet for Sean Farren of the SDLP running in North Antrim.  Powersharing is amongst the items covered.
Sean Farren who was until recently a leading figure in the SDLP.
As images are difficult to read the text of each image is below.



SDLP – Yes to The Good Friday Agreement 1998 May 30, 2010

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From the 1998 Good Friday Agreement Referendum campaign, a leaflet from the SDLP asking for a Yes vote.
A happy looking family on a merry go round (was there some significance in the choice of a merry go round?) with a message from John Hume and other key points.



Tony Quinn- SDLP -Mid Ulster 2010 May 12, 2010

From the 2010 UK Election, a flyer for SDLP candidate Tony Quinn running in Mid Ulster. He polled 5,826.

many thanks to the sender.



Declan O’Loan -SDLP -North Antrim -2010 UK General Election May 8, 2010

From the 2010 UK Election. Declan O’Loan running for the SDLP in North Antrim. O’Loan polled 3738 votes.
On the front of the leaflet is a photo of Margaret Ritchie with arms outstretched. The fact that the SDLP take their seats gets a mention as does the fact that Declan O’Loan is the Honorary Consul for Romania in Northern Ireland.
Many thanks to the sender



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