The DUP try to hold their position in the face of pro-Remain pacts whilst Sinn Féin try to unseat their leader and the smaller parties fight to regain Westminster representation.
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Also: Corbyn tries to rally support with Scottish tour; Clark in Dublin to keep Ulster’s lights on during no-deal Brexit; and huge scale of Scottish deficit revealed.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
The DUP, UUP, and SDLP all have seats they could lose in the right circumstances. Sinn Fein probably don’t.
Our Party has a proud history of trying to bring normal politics to the Province. UKIP have shown that progress is possible: we must commit to making it.
Also: Davies attacks Plaid for effectively guaranteeing Labour rule in Wales; NI Conservatives damn UUP for quitting government; and Scottish far left launch new party.
Also: UKIP predict Welsh success; DUP deny Robinson retirement allegations; Burnham pledges to let Labour stand in Northern Ireland; and Plaid disciplines Wood critic.
The general election saw nationalism fall back as unionism recaptured two seats and fall just short of decapitating the SDLP in Belfast.
Also: Alliance attacks unionist pact and bids for pro-Union voters; rocky start for Plaid Cymru’s campaign; and Northern Ireland awaits judgement in ‘gay cake’ case.