Parties and individuals have until Tuesday to get their Westminster nominations in. It looks like independent Kieran Deeney is up for a scrap with Sinn Fein MP Pat Doherty in West Tyrone. Having apparently unsuccessfully asked the SDLP to stand down in his favour, he’s asking the Unionist parties to back him too!
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