Dromore by election in the offing?

Here’s an interesting Unionist face off in Banbridge, where the resignation of Tyrone Howe has opened up a dispute over who should take his place. The DUP leader Councillor David Herron has said his party will “oppose the co-option of any candidate other than veteran UUP councillor William Martin, who lost his seat to running-mate Mr. Howe at the last election”. Mr Martin is thought to be considering resigning and running as an independent in any forced by election in Dromore. If it goes to the wire we might expect it to be fast tracked and the election called for next month.

Discover more from Slugger O'Toole

Subscribe to get the latest posts sent to your email.

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.