Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from The Ulster Young Unionists (Youth wing of the UUP) July 29, 2013

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A Leaflet from The Ulster Young Unionists (Youth wing of the UUP) from the most recent Freshers week in QUB. It gives details of activities, what the group stands for and so on.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Nigel Lutton -Independent Agreed Unionist Candidate- Mid Ulster 2013 By Election March 7, 2013


From the 2013 Mid Ulster By-Election a leaflet from Independent and ‘The Agreed Unionist Candidate’ Nigel Lutton.
Theres a profile of the candidate, Peter Robinson and Mike Nesbitt extolling the virtues of the candidate as well as some policies.

A special thanks to the sender… who rescued this from a relatives bin (yes I’ve searched in bins for leaflets too )
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Flyer from Ken Maginnis -Ulster Unionist Party -1997 Fermanagh South Tyrone August 28, 2012

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From the 1997 Westminster Elections a flyer from Ulster Unionist MP Ken Maginnis running in Fermanagh South Tyrone. Maginnis was re elected.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Unionist Solidarity Posters (‘Ulster Says No’, ‘No Dublin Rule’, ‘Save The Union’) from the 1986 By-Elections in protest at the Anglo Irish Agreement. June 7, 2011


In the uproar that followed the Anglo Irish Agreement there were mass protests against it, now remembered for the “Ulster Says No” banners and Ian Paiselys “Never , Never, Never “. (A youtube clip of the speech below)
What is often forgotten is that in protest, Unionist MPs resigned their seats en masse. There were subsequently Unionist Solidarity candidates put up for the 15 By-Elections that followed on the 23rd of January 1986. Details of the by-elections can be found here
The Unionist Solidarity posters were modeled on the Polish solidarity, which must have been a deliberate affront at nationalists given the association the then Pope John Paul II  had with Solidarity in Poland.
In the end Unionists lost one seat with the UUPs Jim Nicholson losing to Seamus Mallon of the SDLP in Newry and Armagh.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Flyer for John Crawford- Ulster Unionist Party -Magherafelt -2011 Local Elections May 9, 2011

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From the 2011 Local Elections in Northern Ireland, A leaflet from John Crawford of The Ulster Unionist Party standing in Moyola for a seat on Magherafelt Council.

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‘Say Yes For The Union’ -Ulster Unionist Party Good Friday Agreement Leaflet June 25, 2010


‘Say Yes For The Union’ an Ulster Unionist Party Leaflet in favour of the Good Friday Agreement.
Pictured outside Stormont are David Trimble and John Taylor.The UUP portray the Agreement as good for The Union.
The change in articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution (The Republics ‘illegal territorial claim‘) get a good mention as do plenty of other key phrases like securing the Union.

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