The Press Association have an interview with David Simpson the DUP man who is hoping to unseat David Trimble, leader of the UUP and certainly one of the key personalities that the shaped post ceasefire Belfast Agreement. Trimble is defending a narrow majority of only 2,058 votes. If the DUP fail to take his seat, then they may well struggle to take much anywhere else. However, for the moment, that possibility seems far from Simpson’s mind.
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