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Unionism at crossroads after UUP defeat in polls

The Ulster Unionist party office in Larne is not easy to find. No placards or flags advertise its location in a pebble-dashed, terraced house next to a firm selling “competitively priced” funeral memorials. Inside the mood has been sombre. Councillor Andy Wilson was poring over count figures and contemplating the possible extinction of the political establishment which dominated Northern Ireland for most of the 20th century. The ferry port lies at the heart of the East Antrim constituency, one of five seats lost by the UUP in the general election. The party now has only one member at Westminster while the rival Democratic Unionist party, led by the Rev Ian Paisley, has nine MPs and is the fourth largest group in the Commons.Full Story

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