Election & Brexit Headlines
Sunday 17 November 2019
Today's top story
102 candidates are set to fight it out for Northern Ireland's 18 seats.
Names of 102 candidates to fight for 18 Northern Ireland seats confirmed There will be 102 candidates fighting for 18 seats in next month's General Election in Northern Ireland.
News Briefing
Ulster Unionist leader Steve Aiken UUP's Aiken denies ex-PSNI chief North Down recruitment bid, but admits 'private conversations' held By Eimear McGovern Ulster Unionist party leader Steve Aiken has denied he asked the former Chief Constable to stand as the party's candidate in North Down - but said that he has had "many private conversations" with Sir George Hamilton.
DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds is the longstanding MP for North Belfast (Michael Cooper/PA) Nine Northern Ireland charities warned over unionist unity letter By Jonathan Bell Nine charities have been warned about crossing political boundaries over a letter which urged the UUP to stand aside to give the DUP a better chance of retaining one of its seats in the forthcoming General Election.
William Edward Hampton Mysterious Sinn Fein donor William Hampton gifts party extra £500k By Andrew Madden Sinn Fein has received another huge donation of almost £500,000 from late mysterious English benefactor William Hampton, who previously gifted the party £1.5 million.
Analysis and Opinion
People clear away rubble after the Shankill bomb in October 1993 Mary Lou McDonald says Sean Kelly is committed to the peace process... but there are other ways of showing it than knocking doors for Sinn Fein in North Belfast By Tom Kelly This was always going to be a tough election. A dirty election. The community as a whole is deeply divided and entrenched.
Arlene Foster with Boris Johnson at last year’s DUP party conference This election will decide not only the future of the UK, but also the way forward, or back, for Northern Ireland and unionism in the next decade By Ed Curran Brexit has turned out to be the biggest challenge facing unionism since the Good Friday Agreement negotiations.
Michelle O'Neill Whisper it, but Sinn Fein could be happy with victory for Boris Johnson By Jon Tonge Sinn Fein's ard fheis this weekend will be a mixture of excitement and nervousness.
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