DUP will negotiate for ‘greater good’ - Campbell

Thursday, 15 June 2017

DUP will negotiate for ‘greater good’ - Campbell thumbnailGregory Campbell gives the thumbs up as he is surrounded by supporters at the election count in Londonderry last Thursday.

NEWLY elected MP Gregory Campbell says the DUP will use its new found influence for the "greater good" in Northern Ireland and across the UK. Mr Campbell coasted to election victory on Thursday, increasing his majority by almost five per cent.
The victorious MP, who has occupied the East Londonderry seat since 2001, took 19,723 votes, or over 48 per cent of the vote.
Sinn Fein also increased their share of the vote, up by 6.8 per cent, but the party was still a distant second with 10,881 votes cast.
The SDLP's Stephanie Quigley was third with 4,423 votes while the Ulster Unionist gained just 3,135 votes.
With 10 MPs, the DUP have found themselves negotiating with the Conservative Party about shoring up Theresa May's minority government.
On Monday, Mr Campbell said meetings had already taken place and more were planned for later in the week.
While he remained tight-lipped about his party's demands, he hinted that Northern Ireland's economic development would be a high priority.
He said: "At this stage, it is not possible to go into detail regarding what we will be seeking to achieve through these discussions, suffice to say that we intend to use our influence and votes for the greater good and stability of the United Kingdom and in particular


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