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Allison Morris: Voters should never be taken for granted

Allison Morris
I've lost count of the number of elections I've covered as a reporter now, the long hours and the complicated Single Transferable Vote system make them exhausting mental marathons, with a flurry of activity as each candidate makes quota.

Framework for talks long overdue

THE results of last week's council elections have been widely interpreted as an expression of voters' desire that devolution should be restored as soon as possible.

Local government election – how the parties performed

John Manley
THE DUP's post mortem will most likely focus on vote management rather than policy and a need to improve the party's potential for attracting transfers, as an overall growth in vote share failed to translate into more seats.

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