The DUP say that in the two Edenderry’s and Magherlin where Trimble had his outstanding performances they have taken the lead. They think they have it! The DUP says that the UU’s are privately saying it could be a 3000 – 5000 majority for Simpson. Treat with caution. But if it turns out to be true it will be victory of strategy over hope! Or how one colleague put it at lunchtime: “it’s the death knell of amateur politics”.
Update: PA is confirming that Trimble is finally (in that immortal, and oft repeated private journo phrase) toast!