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Labour' McDonnell man believes DUP could back party on some votes

By Richard Wheeler

Labour will still attempt to form a government if the Prime Minister proves unable to govern with backing from the DUP, John McDonnell has claimed.

Writing in The Observer, newspaper the Shadow Chancellor added: "My judgment is that if the campaign had been a couple of weeks longer, we would have secured a majority, given the narrowness of the voting in so many seats."

And Mr McDonnell also pointed out areas where Labour and the DUP agree, such as maintaining the winter fuel allowance and triple lock pension - two things the Conservatives proposed changing in their manifesto.

He added to ITV's Peston on Sunday programme yesterday: "I believe the DUP is in favour of scrapping the bedroom tax.

"There's a whole range of issues like that where we think there'll be a majority in Parliament."

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