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North Antrim: Allister back to plough a lone furrow up on Hill

By Staff Reporter

Published 09/05/2016

Jim Allister enjoys the moment with wife Ruth
Jim Allister enjoys the moment with wife Ruth

TUV leader Jim Allister came under a two-pronged attack from the DUP and Sinn Fein in North Antrim amid claims his party was now "history".

Despite increasing its vote in Mr Allister's home constituency of North Antrim and getting him into Stormont, the party failed to elect another MLA anywhere in Northern Ireland.

A defiant Mr Allister responded to attacks from the two larger parties: "I look forward to continuing being the thorn in the flesh of Sinn Fein/DUP misrule."

The final result in North Antrim was three DUP - Paul Frew, Mervyn Storey and new boy Phillip Logan - Mr Allister, Ulster Unionist Robin Swann and Daithi McKay of Sinn Fein.

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