McCartney backs the DUP in North Down

Looks like Sylvia Hermon‘s got a fight on her hands. Bob McCartney is standing down in favour of the DUP. Hermon could still win it, if she can squeeze the Alliance and take the Women’s Coalition and large chunk of the small Catholic vote in North Down. Her opponent will be local DUP MLA Peter Weir.

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