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A general election could see the DUP ousted by Northern Ireland’s Remain voters

Arlene Foster said she'd prefer to focus on Brexit negotiations ahead of any election. However, she may also be conscious of the fact that her party risks losing its position as Westminster kingmakers—and several seats in Northern Ireland

By Siobhán Fenton  

Boris Johnson meets with DUP Leader Arlene Foster at Stormont Parliament in Belfast. Photo: PA

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks set to plunge the UK into a fresh general election, the DUP have been among Brexit backers cheering him on. DUP MP Sammy Wilson has said he and his colleagues will vote for a new election. However, his party leader Arlene Foster has since undercut his enthusiasm with a note of caution: “We’re not afraid of elections, but we don’t believe it’s the right time.”

Foster cited…

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