Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from John McDonald -Irish Unionist- 1998 Dublin North By-Election February 28, 2019

From the 1998 Dublin North By-Election a leaflet from Irish Unionist candidate John McDonald. He polled 107 votes .
Many thanks to the sender.



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 )


TCD candidate Jeffrey Dudgeon’s Seanad Election Diary March 23, 2011

Was sent this by the candidate and thought it was quite good.

Jeffrey Dudgeons Website

His Leaflet



Nomination day
Thursday 3rd March, between 10 and 12, was nomination day at Trinity. After a couple of hours transcribing Roger Casement’s enormous Berlin diary in the National Library’s Manuscript Room in Kildare Street, I wandered down at 11 a.m. through the college’s Nassau Street entrance to hand in my papers.

Actually they had been posted earlier in the week for checking, and just needed my nod to be entered in the race. Or pulled.

Assentor issues
There had been something of a drama two days earlier with one of my assentors developing the notion of running himself and wanting to remove his name from the form. I had however taken the precaution of having a twelfth man, actually a lady, should any prove problematic.

I was conscious of such problems as I had previously signed up two assentors who were certain they were registered graduates only to discover they were graduates who had never registered.



Sylvia Hermon -Independent Unionist -North Down 2010 UK Election August 12, 2010

From the 2010 UK Election a leaflet for Independent candidate Sylvia Hermon running in North Down.She was easily elected.
Having been first elected in 2001 as an Ulster Unionist Party candidate, she quit the party in 2010 in protest at the UUP’s alliance with the Conservative Party. She is the widow of Sir Jack Hermon, former Chief Constable of the RUC.



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