Nesbitt coy on Mid-Ulster by-election

Mike Nesbitt pictured at Stormont

Mike Nesbitt pictured at Stormont

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MIKE Nesbitt is understandably reluctant to discuss his party’s approach to what will be the first electoral test of his leadership – the Mid-Ulster Westminster by-election.

The contest, which is expected before the end of the year when Martin McGuinness resigns as MP, is in a part of the Province where there may be more appetite for ‘unionist unity’ than his own Strangford constituency.

Though he is coy, Mr Nesbitt does not take the opportunity to say that his party will definitely stand a candidate, something which many will read as a hint that he is at least considering joining with the DUP, as happened in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.


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