New assembly an improvement on the 'male, pale and stale' Stormont of old

Newly elected People Before Profit MLAs Eamonn McCann and Gerry Carroll arrive at Stormont. Picture Mal by McCann
WELL  that's another election over and I don't know how the candidates are feeling but I'm exhausted. What started off as a dull and uninspiring campaign turned into a fairly exciting election count, with a few nail biting moments and some fresh new faces elected to the Stormont assembly. We've had a tough five years politically and it's hardly a surprise that just under half of the eligible electorate chose to stay at home. One story that has emerged from this, and indeed the last Westminster election, is that despite the nationalist population rising the nat[...]

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