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I just love the redistribution of votes.
The preferences from the (centrist, nominally secular, Catholic) SDLP candidate distributed 2 to 1 in favour of the (centrist, nominally secular, Protestant) Alliance canditate over the Sinn Fein candidate.

Brexit not being much of a factor in this case.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 at 09:25:23 AM EST
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"Brexit not being much of a factor in this case."

I think it was. Perhaps not in the transfer of votes from the SDLP to Alliance )as both Alliance and Sinn Fein are Remain), but in the massive boost to the core Alliance first preference vote which I suspect came mostly from Remainer unionists disillusioned with the Leave stance of the Unionist parties.  N. Ireland voted 56% Remain, and I suspect that preference has increased since. There was no where else for Remainer Unionists to go.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 at 10:29:08 AM EST
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PS detailed breakdown of transfers here.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 at 10:31:11 AM EST
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