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The DUP try to hold their position in the face of pro-Remain pacts whilst Sinn Féin try to unseat their leader and the smaller parties fight to regain Westminster representation.
The DUP’s Westminster Leader says the Irish border issue is being exploited by people who want “to thwart leaving the EU if they can”.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
The DUP, UUP, and SDLP all have seats they could lose in the right circumstances. Sinn Fein probably don’t.
The general election saw nationalism fall back as unionism recaptured two seats and fall just short of decapitating the SDLP in Belfast.
Also: Alliance attacks unionist pact and bids for pro-Union voters; rocky start for Plaid Cymru’s campaign; and Northern Ireland awaits judgement in ‘gay cake’ case.