At the end of 1991, the Civic Alliance Party
is found fully engaged in the local elections in February 1992.
Several Alliance party
offices have been attacked after party members on Belfast City Counci brokered a compromise deal only to fly the flag on designated days.
Earlier, Mrs Clinton met Alliance Party
MP Naomi Long, who is under threat from loyalists over her party's stance on a controversial vote to restrict the flying of the Union flag over Belfast City Hall.
She said: "After listening to Alliance Party
members, as well as from people who have corresponded with me, I believe we have made the correct decision in supporting the extension of civil marriage provisions to samesex couples provided that robust protections are in place for faith groups who oppose these measures."
Mr Robinson's support was expected to dip because of his involvement in a controversial land deal, but nobody - not even in the Alliance Party
- expected this result which represented an unbelievable 22.9 per cent swing in support.
Abdul Dean is fighting a regional seat for the Christian Peoples Alliance Party
The Christian People's Alliance party
has just won three seats in the local government elections in Newham in London's East End.
The Popular Alliance Party
promises to draw on disaffection from the big four parties which are 'out of touch', and will focus on - can you guess?
deputy leader Eileen Bell has announced she is to step down from politics.
The Alliance Party
is to call on the Government to address the problems of segregation by meeting the growing demand for integrated schools, mixed workplaces and housing areas.
If the new party clings to the social conservatism of many of its Alliance forebears, voters will see it as merely a re-labelled Alliance party
, which in turn would be political poison.
If the Conservative Party had taken over the Alliance party
, instead of the other way around, and if Joe Clark were still their leader, he would be prime minister today with a huge majority government.