23/10/2009

Lady Trimble's UUP Nod

Lady Trimble could be poised to challenge Jeffrey Donaldson's parliamentary seat at the next general election.

Ulster Unionist members last night selected Lady Trimble as their candidate for the Lagan Valley constituency.

It is believed Lady Trimble, the wife of former UUP leader David Trimble, (both are pictured here) was the sole contender for the candidacy.
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Her selection will now have to be approved by a joint committee of Ulster Unionists and Conservatives.

However, the Tories are widely believed to favour Belfast entrepreneur Sheila Davidson for the Westminster seat.

A spokesman for the UUP told BBC News the process of deciding on a candidate was not over.

Mr Donaldson, the incumbent MP for the Lisburn area, defected from the UUP to join the Democratic Unionists five years ago.

(PR/GK)

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