Saw this over on Devenport Diaries.
In a nut shell the Leaders of the Orange Order and the Black Preceptory in South Belfast have called on Sir Reg Empey to apply the Fermanagh South Tyrone model to South Belfast.
“The loyal orders went so far as to say that “we feel so strongly about this issue that we will direct our members and friends not to support any party that indicates they are not prepared to stand aside for an independent non-party candidate in South Belfast.”.”
“If he says no he risks the possibility of Orange Order voters boycotting Paula Bradshaw.”
The letter seems not to be in the public domain but in the hands of Mark Devenport.