Unionists to vote for leader without Orange delegates

Chris Thornton notes that the absence of Orange delegates to the Ulster Unionist Council for the first time in its 100 year history, will make for a supremely unpredictable leadership contest. They normally account for 120 delegates. One spin on this is that it will strengthen the hand of the liberal candidates. So will we see the first non Orange leader of the UUs?

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