Two primary runners for the position of NIPSA General Secretary have announced their candidacies. They are Padraig / Patrick Mulholland and Alison Millar. Interestingly Padraig / Patrick’s intention to stand was announced by the Socialist Party which gives a clear and unambiguous message as to where he’s coming from. He is standing on a Broad Left / Socialist ticket.
The Socialist Party have for years been trying to find a means of improving on their poor performance in the polls in local elections here in Northern Ireland and quite some time ago decided that a means to do this would be by using the NIPSA union as a vehicle to achieve that aim.
It remains to be seen if the other left grouping NIPSA Unity will be fielding a candidate
So here we are.