It can be difficult working out exactly what parties stand for. They tend to put all their ideas in their Manifestos - their policy promises. This is a Superb BBC guide to all the parties in the UK General election and what their views are on particular issues. This may be useful for any young new voters.
It is clear now more than ever that the pacts are out in the upcoming election. The UUP is not fielding a candidate in North Belfast in the hope of securing a Unionist (DUP) MP in the very tight seat contested with Sinn Fein. However, the SDLP has not put up a candidate in North Belfast which then favours Sinn Fein. The DUP seem to be allowing the UUP to try and win Tyrone and they are not putting a candidate forward there to help this cause. The SDLP and Sinn Fein have made the unprecedented decision not to field three candidates in various constituencies. Power is certainly being tactically carved up.
The short answer is YES! There are a lot of areas that are very applicable to the exams:
There are a number of key issues which deeply divide Unionists and Nationalists at present (in reality the DUP and SF) This is a great little guide to the key areas causing so much distress
So all the dust is settling on the Northern Ireland Assembly election 2017 and there are so many changes you poor Politics students MUST grasp. It has been a momentous year in Politics which is exciting but also takes you to be on the ball and following things!
Here is the KEY POINTS that I think can be picked up from this ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2017:
Mr John Wishart -