Yep, there’s an election on… so it’s time for the compulsory defection stories… Councillor Harry Greenaway (Dungannon & South Tyrone) is joining the UUP. Councillor Deirdre Nelson (Ballymena) is joining the Conservatives. Both (you will not be surprised to hear) are endorsing Jim Nicholson 1. First blood to the new force!
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