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.

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