Campaign to start Tuesday and *still* no UU candidate for South Antrim…

Here’s one that’s been doing the rounds for a while… Reg Empey to stand in South Antrim? But if it is Noel MacAdam in the Telegraph quotes a member of the local association, Reg’s slowness to move is helping fill the space with negative speculation:

“He would be seen and criticised as someone who didn’t want to run, being parachuted in at some sort of trouble-shooter and whatever the reasons for not standing in east Belfast still apply,”

Note, this is/was the party’s best chance of taking back a seat…

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