Thursday January 23, 2020

Remain MPs set to outnumber Brexiteers in North, Long predicts

Alliance Party leader believes disillusionment with DUP will allow her to win back East Belfast seat she lost in 2015

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
4th December, 2019
Naomi Long said that Sinn Féin’s absence from Westminster gave the DUP a “free run” and that this “completely overpowered the sense that there was any other voice”. Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Naomi Long has predicted that Remain MPs are “almost certain” to be in the majority in the North after next week’s Westminster election.

The Alliance Party leader, who was elected as an MEP in May, is campaigning to regain the East Belfast seat that she lost in 2015 to Gavin Robinson of the DUP.

Long said she believes disillusionment among unionists over the DUP’s handling of Brexit should give her a strong...

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