On Spotlight tonight Mark Carruthers asked all of the party leaders to give their predictions for seats in the Westminster election. Interestingly, both Nigel Dodds and Martin McGuinness declined to give an estimate – though McGuinness got the last word “Vote for Sinn Fein is a vote for Peace”. Trimble reckons that his party will make gains (though Dodds couldn’t resist the temptation to remind viewers that he’d make similar gains last time round and they lost seats then) in council and parliamentary seats. And Alex Attwood thinks his party may take three or four seats. You’ll have to wait until tomorrow before I venture Slugger’s predictions!
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