Will Team Arlene vote to make them Northern Ireland’s 2nd party
One of the issues likely to come up next year is the boundary review and the reduction of Commons seats from 650 to 600 MPs. Martibn Baxter of the Electoral Calculus has produced the above projection of the implied GE17 based on the latest proposals. I thought it timely to publish this given that the DUP will be voting with the Tories this evening ensuring the successful passage of the Queen’s Speech.
As can be seen Baxter’s implied result has the current top dogs in NI politics, the DUP slipping back to seven seats while Sinn Fein see an increase to nine.
Given the contentious nature of the boundary review which has to be approved by the Commons I wonder what the DUP will do.
Can’t see the DUP being very happy.