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South Belfast voters are saying YES! to Fairer Votes

21 Apr
10,000 voter of the YES! campaign

South Belfast voter Andrew Liggins says YES! to Fairer Votes.

As you will see from here and other places online, the YES! campaign in Northern Ireland has been the length and breadth of the province – from Enniskillen, to Armagh, Belfast, Londonderry/Derry, Coleraine, Portrush as well as making the trip to Rathlin Island.

Today the campaign is out and about in South Belfast connecting with local voters including Andrew Liggins who said he is voting YES!

On May 5th Andrew’s MP, Alistair McDonnell who is a member of the SDLP will be voting YES as well. This will mean that in the next election he will need to get more than 50% of the vote to be elected.

If you would like to get more involved, please visit


YES! vote will have real impact – Cllr Niall Kelly

9 Feb

Cllr Niall Kelly says Yes! outside Belfast City Hall.

Belfast city councillor, Niall Kelly, has blogged about his reasons for supporting the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign.

Niall says:

Of the three elections which will take place on 5th May the  AV referendum will probably receive the least media coverage but it is a worthy campaign and, if successful, will have a real impact on future elections in Northern Ireland and Britain.

If you want to be involved and support the campaign, do get in touch with Stephen Glenn the NI organiser on northernireland[at]yestofairervotes[dot]org[dot]uk or by phone on 028 9089 1798.

lots of positivity at SDLP conference – Stephen Glenn

6 Nov

Mark Durkan MP shows his support for Fairer Votes with Stephen Glenn (Pic: @gyronny)

I am just back home from the SDLP conference at the Ramada near Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast today, with NI Campaign Manager Stephen Glenn. It was great to meet up with and receive positive comments and support from many SDLP elected representatives including:

  • Margaret Ritchie MP
  • Mark Durkan MP
  • Alasdair McDonnell MP
  • Dolores Kelly MLA
  • Conall McDevitt MLA
  • Tommy Gallagher MLA
  • Declan O’Loan MLA
  • Cllr Niall Kelly, Belfast City Council

as well as from many delegates and others at the conference.

We look forward to working with our friends in the SDLP and everyone else who signed up to YES! TO FAIRER VOTES today in the coming weeks.

Stephen Glenn, NI Campaign Manager said:

It has been a great day, meeting with so many of the influencers within the SDLP and to see the positivity with which they are greeting the Yes campaign here  in Northern Ireland.

I look forward over the next six months to working with them and everyone else from all sectors of Northern Ireland life to bring about Fairer Votes for Westminster.