Ford predicts two seat gain…

Interesting. I am not sure I would have entirely bought this line from David Ford last night, but after today’s Ipsos – Mori poll for the Belfast Telegraph, the idea that Alliance is on something of a resurgence holds some water. Whatever about the big game, he still faces a tough challenge in South Antrim – though he thinks he may just nick it off the SDLP.

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