UUP and DUP agree electoral strategy for four Westminister constituencies


A deal's been reached to form the most significant electoral pact between the two Unionist parties in Northern Ireland in three decades.

The Democratic Unionist and Ulster Unionist parties have agreed to put forward agreed candidates in four marginal seats, instead of splitting the vote.

The Ulster Unionist Party will have the support of the DUP for Tom Elliott in Fermanagh & South Tyrone and Danny Kennedy in Newry & Armagh. In return the Ulster Unionist Party will support Nigel Dodds in North Belfast and Gavin Robinson in East Belfast.

No deal was reached in West Tyrone, previously an Ulster Unionist seat, but now held by Sinn Fein's Pat Doherty.