Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann has told UTV he would not rule out the possibility of ‘unionist unity’ at the forthcoming General Election.
Last time around the DUP and UUP agreed a pact in four constituencies - Fermanagh / South Tyrone, Newry and Armagh, East Belfast and North Belfast.
Mr Swann said he would be willing to talk about an agreement for the 8 June poll.
“There has been no personal approach made to me at this time but I haven’t ruled anything out at this time,” he added. “Certainly I will talk to them.”
NI’s five main political parties have clashed in a UTV election debate, with heated exchanges over Brexit, border polls and Stormont itself.
The Prime Minister has urged politicians in Northern Ireland to come together to reach an agreement over a return to power-sharing.
The full list of candidates for the upcoming election has been published with 109 people contesting 18 Westminster seats on 8 June.