Diverse voters go to polls at Fane Street

One of the most diverse populations in Northern Ireland went to the polls in Fane Street in Belfast on Thursday.

The school, which is located in the Botanic electoral area around Tates Avenue, has a long-established group of residents who are overwhelmingly unionist, but it now also has a larger immigrant and student population.

Margaret and Mo McDevitt

Margaret and Mo McDevitt

There are also young professionals who live in the streets near to Belfast City Hospital and Queen’s University.

Among those who voted unionist on Thursday morning were Mo McDevitt and her 93-year-old mother Margaret, who expressed concern at the behaviour of some people from what they called the transient population. “We have major anti-social behaviour in this area,” said Mo.