“I now go forward with the full backing of my local members.”

According to a BBC report, the independently minded MP for North Down, Lady Sylvia Hermon, secured the “unanimous support” of her local Ulster Unionist Association at that “key constituency meeting” yesterday. From the BBC report.

On 28 January, Lady Hermon met with the North Down UUP Association at it’s AGM, she said it was a very “good-natured meeting”. “After such a turbulent time since making known my strong opposition to the Tory link, I was greatly encouraged and deeply appreciative of the unanimous support given to me as the MP,” she said. “In any further discussions with party officers about the forthcoming General Election, I now go forward with the full backing of my local members. All in all, I really couldn’t have wished for a better outcome from the meeting.”