From the UUP Press Office this evening: “Canvass returns undertaken by the Party point to a clear Unionist lead for Mr McGimpsey. But according to the raw data the SDLP are also close behind him due to a split Unionist vote. The news from the ground in South Belfast confirms the findings of the NIO’s private poll, which has also indicated a strong lead for McGimpsey ahead of the DUP”. That’s a bit different from what we’ve been getting from the bookies, who have him in third place at 6/1. Is now the time to grab those odds? (or check out Betfair to set your own odds)
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