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ENG: The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is the larger of the two main unionist political parties in Northern Ireland. Founded by Ian Paisley and currently led by Peter Robinson, it is currently the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly and the fourth-largest party in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The DUP has strong links to Protestant churches, particularly the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, the church Paisley founded, and is considered a Protestant political party. Following on from the St Andrews Agreement in October 2006, the DUP agreed with the Irish republican party Sinn Féin to enter into power-sharing devolved government in Northern Ireland. In the aftermath of the agreement there were reports of divisions within the DUP. Many of its ...
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DUP launches Assembly and local government election campaign

The Democratic Unionist Party has launched its election campaign for the Assembly and local government elections in May.The party is putting forward 44 candidates, including Sammy Wilson in East Antrim, Peter Robinson in East Belfast and Arlene Foster in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.Party Leader Peter Robinson MLA said he was "pleased" that the party had a mix of experienced public representatives and new candidates to offer the electorate. ... 28 February 2011 Source: bbc

Unionists must stay focused: Campbell

Addressing party members and supporters in Newtownards, DUP MP for East Londonderry Gregory Campbell said: "To one side of the DUP stands a Party that has no vision for the future. They were, and are, prepared to abandon any pretence of standing up to republicans in negotiations for Government or in disputes when in Government. They didn’t demand that republicans stop violence or get rid of the guns before entering a Government with them. They didn’t stand up for the Loyal Orders when they had the opportunity, they didn’t rule out any Irish language Act, they didn’t ...

DUP's terror bill support was key to investment: Robinson

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 The Democratic Unionist Party decision to back the government's plan for 42-day detention of terror suspects helped deliver major investment for Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson said today. The DUP leader again denied his party had sought or been granted political favours for backing Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the crucial Westminster vote on the issue in June. But Mr Robinson said the decision had proved the DUP was a responsible party and that government later 'bent over backwards to help' it. The House of Commons split by 315 votes to 306 over the ...

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BBC rejects demands by the Democratic Unionist Party to be included in ... - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.ukBBC rejects demands by the Democratic Unionist Party to be included in ...Telegraph.co.ukA Number 10 source said after the BBC's rejection of the DUP's participation that negotiations over the TV debates remained ongoing. The Telegraph and The Guardian are in talks with the political leaders about hosting a debate on YouTube ahead of May's ...
David Trimble says DUP may back Labour if hung parliament - BBC News
BBC NewsDavid Trimble says DUP may back Labour if hung parliamentBBC NewsA former Ulster Unionist Leader has said the DUP may back a Labour administration if there is a hung parliament after the general election. Polls suggest there is a strong likelihood neither Labour nor the Conservatives will have an overall majority at ...
DUP vows to fight debates exclusion - Belfast Telegraph
Belfast TelegraphDUP vows to fight debates exclusionBelfast TelegraphHe said because the party political structure in Northern Ireland was different from that of the rest of the UK, the position of the DUP was not directly comparable with that of the SNP and Plaid, which will be competing with Conservative, Labour and ...DUP will not seek to be part of Westminster coalition if it holds balance of powerIrish Timesall 8 news articles »
BBC rejects the DUP's demand to be included in the TV debates - New Statesman
ITV NewsBBC rejects the DUP's demand to be included in the TV debatesNew StatesmanIt looks like the Democratic Unionist Party's request to be included in the BBC's seven-way televised leaders' debate panel has been rejected. The Northern Irish party was outraged when it was not invited to participate in the broadcaster's new ...BBC and ITV say DUP's inclusion in televised general election debate not in ...The DrumBroadcasters turn down DUP TV debate requestITV NewsLeaders' debates: BBC and ITV respond to DUP requestDigital Spy UKIrish Times -Herald Scotlandall 58 news articles »

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