An emotional David Trimble thanked his wife and his family and suggested that his defeat might be a silver lining for them at least. “The Democratic Unionist Party have had a great result here but that they have inherited a very strong position for unionism”. And he wished his opponent well in defending that good position. He went on to suggest that with power comes responsibility. David Simpson’s vote was up by 8% and Trimble was down by 8%. Simpson: “I know there are a number of people who did not vote for me today, but I hope that you will in the future”.
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