Nigel Dodds

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 DUP  leader Arlene Foster said she believes in unionist co-operation and parties working together to maximise representation. File image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist Party will step aside for their rivals the Ulster Unionist Party in the Fermanagh South Tyrone constituency. DUP leader Arlen(...)

Ulster Unionist headquarters in east Belfast. The party has refused an electoral pact with the DUP for the upcoming Westminster election. Photograph: Google Street View

Threats against Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) staff are being investigated by the police in Northern Ireland. In a statement, the UUP said their “hea(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, British prime minister Boris Johnson and DUP leader Arlene Foster at the DUP conference in November 2018. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The outcome of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland will show whether the deep divisions in the region over Brexit can trump tribal politics. (...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds is the party’s Westminster leader, its driving force on Brexit and the defender of Arlene Foster’s leadership. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Every general election in Northern Ireland features a key constituency where the battle between unionism and nationalism is seen to be playing out. Fo(...)

John Keenan, from North Belfast, thinks politically Northern Ireland ‘is a big black hole’. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

Late October, November and December are not good months to expect election fever in Northern Ireland, and so far in North Belfast people are cold abou(...)

Arlene Foster,   DUP leader, party deputy leader, Nigel Dodds  and MP Jeffrey Donaldson. File photo. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty

Pressure is mounting on the incoming Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken from fellow unionists to change his decision that his party will contest(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Crawley Hospital: “The US has called for ‘full market access’ to our NHS, which would mean prices of some of our most important medicines increasing by up to sevenfold.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have marked out the battleground for December’s UK general election in sharp clashes over Brexit, the National Health (...)

Probably the biggest threat for the DUP is in South Belfast, where Emma Little-Pengelly is the MP. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Brexit has triggered deep passions in the North, and an election will allow voters another opportunity to express what they think of the idea of North(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds: ‘We will not accept a Customs Border in the Irish Sea.’ Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

“Brexit’s in everything,” one delegate to this year’s DUP conference remarked, half in resignation, half in despair. It is a state of affairs that mo(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: ‘As unionists, it is in our long-term strategic interests to ensure that everyone, regardless of their culture, feels at home in Northern Ireland.’ Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The least desirable Christmas present Boris Johnson could deliver to the Democratic Unionist Party is a Westminster general election on December 12th.(...)

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