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TUV leader in candidates move

TUV leader Jim Allister
Mr Allister declined to say which seats or to name candidates

The TUV leader has said he intends to stand candidates in more than half the Westminster constituencies at the next general election.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Jim Allister declined to say which seats or to name candidates.

But he said he was determined to give unionists a chance "to elect candidates who would work for them".

Mr Allister has already declared his interest in North Antrim.

It is thought the TUV will also stand in Lagan Valley, Strangford, East Belfast, East Antrim, South Antrim and in Mid Ulster, where the Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness is the sitting MP.

Mr Allister also called for agreed unionist unity candidate in Fermanagh South Tyrone.



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