I believe you're right about this, but if you live in the MNW constituency, who else can you vote for?
The choice is between a bunch of establishment puppets and an establishment puppet who throws out some dog whistles.
Barrett should have run. No, he wouldn't have won, but so what. Thousands of us in MNW would have had someone to vote for.
He would have been on the candidate debates. I would have voted for him, even tho I don't like him much. I saw his Derry speech, expounding his reasons for not running.
I don't buy them.