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TV | UTV reveals ‘biggest’ coverage yet for 2022 Assembly Elections



UTV has unveiled plans for coverage for the 2022 Assembly Elections, starting tomorrow!


In its biggest planned coverage since the Assembly was formed, UTV will broadcast a suite of special programmes after voting closes, from Friday to Sunday, bringing all the results and reaction from the count centres.


During these ‘Vote ‘22’ programmes, Professors Deirdre Heenan and Peter Shirlow will join UTV’s Paul Clark and Political Editor Tracey Magee in the Belfast studio.



They will be frequently joined by academic experts and other political journalists. Included in this line up are Alex Kane, Allison Morris, Sam McBride, Suzanne Breen, Brian Rowan, Anne Mercer, David McCann and Jon Tonge. And we will be welcoming back former UTV political editor Ken Reid, who will be with Paul and Tracey for the Sunday programme.


Online, UTV’s platforms will provide the very latest coverage. The website and social media platforms will have special election pages, dedicated to the results and also updates from the teams around the constituencies, to ensure viewers are kept informed about events as they happen.



And between now and the election, UTV Live and View from Stormont will also be providing special reports looking at all the key issues.


Additional programming began with ‘The UTV Election Debate’ which aired on Sunday 1st May. Moderated by UTV’s Marc Mallett, senior representatives from the five main parties debated the main issues of the day affecting voters.


Simon Clemison, Head of News and Programmes at UTV said:


“We’re providing the most amount of prime time coverage to an election since the Assembly was formed. Our debate, special reports, results service and expert analysis, across TV and online, will provide our audiences with everything they need to navigate the weeks up to polling day and beyond.”



‘VOTE ‘22’ programmes


Friday 6 May | 1.55pm

Saturday 7 May | 11.40am – 12.40pm

Sunday 8 May | 12pm – 1pm

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