DUP link would be kiss of death for our party: McCallister

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 13th March 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.com
 The UUP assembly group deputy leader John McCallister MLA who hopes to be the next person to lead the Ulster Unionist Party.

©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 13th March 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.com The UUP assembly group deputy leader John McCallister MLA who hopes to be the next person to lead the Ulster Unionist Party.

JOHN McCallister has said that if his party does not make clear that it is entirely different to the DUP it will be “the kiss of death”.

The South Down MLA, who announced that he was standing in an article for Tuesday’s News Letter, said that any suggestion of an arrangement with the DUP which may give the UUP several more Assembly seats would ultimately kill the party.

And the Rathfriland MLA, who at 40 is the youngest of the candidates, repeated his promise to immediately leave the Stormont Executive to enter opposition if he is elected leader.

 

Back to the top of the page