Ulster Unionists withdraw from three constituencies for general election

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The Ulster Unionist Party has withdrawn from the constituencies of north Belfast, west Belfast and Foyle for the general election.

They met in Belfast to discuss who'll be standing.

Tom Elliott has been ratified as the candidate in Fermanagh and South Tyrone, with Danny Kinahan ratified for for South Antrim.

The election takes place on June 8.

Party Leader, Robin Swann MLA, said:

"The General Election has been called and we have moved quickly to put Ulster Unionist Party candidates in the strongest possible position in advance of the General Election on 8th June. Today, we have ratified Tom Elliott as our Westminster candidate in Fermanagh & South Tyrone and Danny Kinahan as our candidate in South Antrim. Both Tom and Danny have shown what a difference two Ulster Unionist MPs can make in Westminster. I want to see Tom and Danny returned to Westminster alongside other colleagues.


"For the purposes of this General Election, and only this election, we have also taken the unilateral decision to withdraw from the constituencies of North Belfast, West Belfast and Foyle."


He's been speaking to Q Radio News.


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