UUP Exec to meet

With some last minute details to be ironed out, UUP sources are describing new UUP/Tory ‘partnership’ arrangements as 95% done and expect it to be put to a vote tonight. The two parties will remain separate entities but as rumoured/leaked a joint nominating committee for European and Westminster elections will be established. It will work on a “consensual basis” and this should leave scope for potential deals on South Belfast and Fermanagh and South Tyrone.