Trimble loses out in Upper Bann by 5000

UUP leader David Trimble loses Upper Bann by over 5000 votes to DUP candidate David Simpson. Not the first Party Leader since Ramsay McDonald to lose his seat.. but a massive blow to the UUP, and to David Trimble personally. He’s likely to follow the example of Michael Howard and step down as party leader after this… step forward Lady Sylvia?

We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!

For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.

Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.

If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.