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Former UTV presenter elected Ulster Unionist Party leader

Former UTV presenter Mike Nesbitt. Credit: Michael McHugh/PA

The former face of Ulster Television has been elected leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.

He defeated rival John McCallister following a fiercely-fought leadership battle which revolved around whether to take the UUP into opposition at Stormont.

The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) is debating whether to withdraw its sole ministry from Northern Ireland power sharing executive.