The BBC is speculating that Dessie Ward, a Banbridge councillor from an SDLP
background family, is on the verge of taking a seat in Upper Bann, not from the SDLP’s Dolores Kelly, but from one of the Unionists. An amazing steal, if he pulls it off!
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