Lowry stood again in Lagan Valley at the 1987 general election, but owing to his facing several candidates, his vote dropped below 3%. For the 1992 general election he moved to contest Belfast West, and has contested this unsuccessfully at each subsequent election, except in 2010 and the 2011 by-election when he did not stand.
Lowry was also the Workers' Party's candidate in the Northern Ireland constituency at the European Parliament election in 1994, coming well down the field with only 0.45% of the votes cast. He topped the party's list in Belfast West for the Northern Ireland Forum election of 1996, and has contested the same seat at each election to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Lowry has also stood for Belfast City Council in the Lower Falls ward in each election since 1993.
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