DUP may not run in North Down…

It’s getting close to election time, and suddenly everything is an issue. Two questions floating about at the moment are: If, how, when or by whom Peter Robinson was selected in East Belfast… And in North Down, some local members are concerned that party headquarters are planning to give Sylvia Hermon a free run (they have been several warm contacts between the now independent MP and the party over the last six months)… Slugger understands that in fact decision has yet to be made, but it is by no means clear what effect that would have on the final outcome… No word on the East Belfast situation…

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