Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet for George Robinson, Adrian McQuillan, Maurice Bradley – DUP -East Derry #AE17 February 22, 2017


From the 2017 Assembly Elections a leaflet from George Robinson, Adrian McQuillan and Maurice Bradley who are running for The DUP in East Derry (East Londonderry)
Many thanks to the sender.

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1986 North Antrim By-Election leaflet from Ian Paisley -DUP February 10, 2017


From the 1986 North Antrim By-Election a leaflet from Ian Paisley of the DUP. Paisley won 97.4% of the vote!

It was one of the fifteen 1986 Northern Ireland by-elections held on 23 January 1986, to fill vacancies in the Parliament of the United Kingdom caused by the resignation in December 1985 of all sitting Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs). The MPs, from the Ulster Unionist Party, Democratic Unionist Party and Ulster Popular Unionist Party, did this to highlight their opposition to the Anglo-Irish Agreement. Each of their parties agreed not to contest seats previously held by the others, and each outgoing MP stood for re-election.

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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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“The Protestant Blu Print” editor Ian R. K. Paisley MP- 1987 Election Special February 6, 2012


The 1987 Election Special of “The Protestant Blu Print” edited by Ian Paisley. Its from around the time of the Anglo Irish Agreement and decries the forces of Dublin and London.

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“Save Ulster with the Ulster Democratic Unionist Association” Leaflet ..from the early 80s? November 30, 2011


Got this recently , a leaflet from the ‘Ulster Democratic Unionist Association Co. Londonderry’, outlining their aims and objectives. I think its from the early 80s but can’t be sure. I can’t find anything online about them. I presume that they were linked to the Democratic Unionist Party.
If anyone has any details of the group I’d love to know.

 

DUP newspaper “Protestant Telegraph” from September 1981 June 22, 2011


A September 1981 copy of Protestant Telegraph a newspaper of the Democratic Unionist Party. The cover story deals with the murder of two RUC members, inside we have articles praising the use of plastic bullets, the link between the IRA and European Communists, a short history of The DUP. Amongst other items there are articles on Sunday trading and articles critical of goings on in other (Non Free Presbyterian) Protestant Faiths.
Apologies for not being in a position to make a *.pdf of the paper.

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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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