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Voters went to the polls in May

Voters went to the polls in May

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

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Voters went to the polls in May

Just two months after Northern Ireland went to the polls, speculation is rife that the DUP is intent on another Assembly election.

The theory goes like this: with the protocol bill making its way through Westminster, the party is now in prime position to win back that unionist support it lost on May 5.


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