Northern Ireland: 2nd March Assembly Elections 2017Watch
However, what makes this election particularly special and one to keep an eye on is that it will be the first election to elect 90 MLAs to the Assembly, a reduction from the previous 108 as part of the boundary commission report. This means that the main parties will be watching closely to see how many seats they are set to lose.
For a nice long read on this election, the BBC have a good overview here.
Personally, I will be stunned if there is a major shake-up within Stormont. It is rather unlikely, since back home people have a tendency to vote tribe-only. However, there is a growing sense of disillusionment with politics in Northern Ireland. But this may mean that less people will be bothered to come out to vote, not a swing in party numbers.
Does anyone want to risk any number predictions? Will the UUP and SDLP claw back ground from the DUP and Sinn Féin?
It wouldn't suit anybody. London doesn't want the hassle, and the locals certainly don't want London to be involved.
Are there any relevant marginals between those two couples to come up later.