NI prepares for 2017 General Election

Northern Ireland will go to the polls on 8 June after Prime Minister Theresa May called a General Election.

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Swann ‘willing to talk’ to DUP about electoral pact

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.”

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