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DUP General Election candidates announced

The DUP has announced candidates it is putting forward for the General Election on 8 June.

Party leader Arlene Foster said the election will be an opportunity for people across Northern Ireland to "elect DUP candidates who will work for Northern Ireland".

The party has stood aside in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

The candidates are;

  • North Belfast - Nigel Dodds
  • East Belfast - Gavin Robinson
  • East Antrim - Sammy Wilson
  • North Antrim - Ian Paisley
  • East Londonderry - Gregory Campbell
  • Lagan Valley - Jeffrey Donaldson
  • Upper Bann - David Simpson
  • Strangford - Jim Shannon
  • South Antrim - Paul Girvan MLA
  • West Belfast - Ald Frank McCoubrey
  • Foyle - Gary Middleton MLA

Further candidates will be ratified in the coming days.

Party leader Arlene Foster said: "Voters will be able to show their support for the Union and elect our candidates who will stand up for Northern Ireland's interests in Westminster.

"DUP members have a track record of working and speaking up for Northern Ireland. As a party we will be working to get the best deal for Northern Ireland as the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

"During the course of the campaign I will be taking the opportunity to outline the benefits of our United Kingdom.  We support getting the Assembly and the Executive back functioning and local ministers working on health, education and the issues that matter to people's lives here.

"This election can provide the basis for strengthening the Union and ensuring Northern Ireland sends people to Westminster who will deliver for them."

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