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Stewart ‘disappointed’ with General Election result

Ulster Unionist Party candidate John Stewart has expressed his disappointment at the result of the General Election in East Antrim.

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Prime Minister Theresa May, accompanied by her husband Philip, makes a statement in Downing Street after she traveled to Buckingham Palace for an audience with the Queen

Prime Minister: We will work together with DUP

Theresa May has said she will form an administration to govern Britain for the next five years, despite disastrous results in a snap election which left her short of the MPs she needs to command an overall majority in the House of Commons.

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Northern Ireland reacts to the 2017 General Election.

Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

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Supporters applaud victorious Sammy Wilson

East Antrim: Colossal surge to the DUP

The DUP’s share of the vote in East Antrim has increased by a remarkable margin.

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Sammy Wilson

DUP would not have ‘any difficulty’ backing Tories to keep out leftist coalition

Sammy Wilson has said that the DUP would not have “any difficulty” supporting the Conservatives if it means seeing off a left-of-centre coalition.

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Early voters in the Westminster election pictured at Kells and Conor Primary School.  Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye.

Voters head to the polls across region

Polling stations have opened across Northern Ireland as the electorate votes for MPs to represent 18 constituencies.

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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.

Wilson commends security services following London attack

East Antrim DUP General Election candidate Sammy Wilson has praised the security services after a terrorist attack in London on Saturday.

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IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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The deadline to register to vote is just days away

General Election 2017: Deadline looming on voter registration

If you haven't registered to vote in next month's General Election you'd better get your skates on.
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Candidates named for East Antrim

The countdown is underway to the Westminster election on June 8.

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Mark Logan

Mark Logan nominated as Conservative candidate

The Conservative candidate for East Antrim in the Westminster election is Mark Logan.

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Polling day for the snap general election takes place on June 8

IN FULL: NI candidates for general election 2017

The full list of Northern Ireland candidates standing in June's snap general election can today be revealed.
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Margaret Anne McKillop

McKillop SDLP candidate in East Antrim

The SDLP has announced its East Antrim candidate in the Westminster election.

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John Stewart

New East Antrim MLA lines up for Nolan debate

Newly-elected East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart will take his place at “The Top Table” on BBC One tonight for political debate chaired by Stephen Nolan.

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Oliver McMullan.

McMullan to meet PSNI over death threats to families

Sinn Féin representative Oliver McMullan has said death threats against a number of families in Larne is “unacceptable and should be lifted immediately”.

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Arlene Foster

Sam McBride: DUP is now choosing its words very carefully

Implicit in everything it did yesterday was the message that the DUP has learnt major lessons from its disastrous Assembly election campaign in February and March.

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Prince Philip will retire from royal duties later this year.

Social Media reacts to Duke of Edinburgh retirement

People are using social media to share their reaction to the news Prince Philip is to retire from Royal duties in the Autumn.
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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson

Wilson ratified for election campaign

Sitting East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson will be seeking re-election to Westminister on June 8.

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John Stewart MLA

Stewart announces selection for Westminster election

Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart has announced his selection as a candidate for East Antrim in the upcoming General Election.

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Oliver McMullan.

McMullan candidate in Westminster election

Sinn Féin’s Oliver McMullan has said the upcoming Westminster election is “an opportunity to vote against the Tory Brexit agenda and austerity”.

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