Narrowing polls reinforces need for strong Northern Ireland voice in Parliament

26 May 2017

DUP Leader Arlene Foster MLA has said the narrowing of the polls for the General Election emphasise the importance of sending a strong DUP team to Westminster.

Arlene Foster MLA

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party

Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster said,


“The only poll which counts is on the 8th June. Experience shows that opinion polls can be flawed.  Results over the last few days show narrowing of the gap between Labour and the Conservative Party. This reinforces the need for Northern Ireland to have a strong unionist voice in the House of Commons. It is an election about the Union and about representation.


We know that Sinn Fein seats do not concern some within the Conservative Party. Abstentionist MPs only serve to reduce the figure required by Theresa May to form a government. DUP MPs will take up their seats however and will always act in the best in interests of the United Kingdom as a whole and of Northern Ireland in particular.


It still seems likely that Theresa May will be returned as Prime Minister, but perhaps without the kind of overwhelming majority predicted by some. For the strongest unionist voice in Parliament, more votes for the DUP means more seats, which means more influence in the next Parliament. I'm asking people to vote DUP to deliver the best deal for Northern Ireland.”

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